….. IGP Calls for Expeditious Prosecution
A professor and human rights activist, Zainab Duke Abiola, has been arrested alongside her domestic maid Rebecca Enechido, for allegedly assaulting her police orderly, Inspector Teju Moses while a male suspect also involved in the act is still at large.
According to police authorities, the Mbaise born Professor who is also a Legal Practitioner grievously assaulted her orderly in company of some accomplices on Tuesday 20th September, 2022 at her residence in Garki, Abuja, due to the refusal of the orderly to breach professional ethics by carrying out menial and domestic chores at her house.
The Inspector – General of Police,Usman Alkali Baba has condemned the grievous assault while directing that the suspects be expressly prosecuted, “as the preliminary investigation shows overwhelming evidence of culpability on the part of the Professor and her domestic staff. The IGP has equally tasked the investigative team to ensure that the fleeing suspect is arrested and made to face the wrath of the law”, according to the police statement.
In addition, the police boss has ordered the withdrawal of all Police personnel attached to the Professor even as he expressed consternation at the fact that an individual who claims to be an advocate for Human Rights could stoop so low to violate the rights of another individual, a police officer tasked with ensuring her protection.
The statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, stressed that, “It is pertinent to clarify that the suspect, Prof. Zainab, who name-drops the IGP, his family members, and other officers in the top hierarchy of the Force has no acquaintance with the Police in any form as erroneously peddled on social media”.