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Abuja Raid: Court Ruled in Favour of Sex Workers

Olaitan Nurudeen

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Abuja Raid: Court Ruled in Favour of Sex Workers

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on 18th of December, 2019 declared that sex work is not a criminal offence in Nigeria, and that it is a violation of the rights of FSW’s as enshrined under S 37 of the Constitution for any security agent to arrest anyone for being a sex worker.
Hon. Justice Binta Murtala Nyako delivered the judgment in a case filed by Lawyers Alert on behalf of one Constance Nkwocha & 15 Ors V. Min. of FCT & 5 Ors. She finally awarded damages against the Respondents and in favour of the Applicants in the sum of N1.6 Million.

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