The starkly naked ladies who stormed the Anambra Police Command, Awka to protest against cult activities in Awka were hired from a neighbouring state for N500,000 each it has emerged.
GWG.ng had reported that the ladies who were seen in a trending video completely naked chanting against alleged police conspiracy in the rise of cult and other criminal activities were procured for the job.
The police has since arrested a businessman who it claimed hired the ladies for the purpose of blackmailing the police from further pursuing a criminal case against him.
The naked ladies joined with men and others drawn from twenty villages of four quarters in Awka to demand the removal of DCP Akin Fakorede and one Inspector Monday Umana who they accused of conspiracy with the promoters of cult activities.
One community leader dismissed the naked women as being from Awka asking whether an Igbo woman can go nude in her community.
The State Police Command has also dismissed the protesters as hired ladies.
The command in a statement said: “Emerging Facts from the Naked Women Protest in Awka, against the Police Command: If they say that the naked women in the protest against the Anambra State Police Command are widows from Awka, let them provide us with their names and addresses so the Command can visit them and find out how their husbands died.
“They should provide the names of those arrested and the date suspects were brought to the command by Blue Shield Operatives before they were later released by the Police as they claimed,“ as the Anambra police command dismissed the naked ladies as having been imported.