Mon. Jan 30th, 2023

Ngozi James

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba, has ordered the express prosecution of a legal practitioner and human rights activist, Prof. Zainab Duke Abiola and her domestic staff for assaulting afemale Police Officer, Inspector Teju Moses.

Zainab Duke, an Mbaise born activist, grievously assaulted her orderly on Tuesday 20th September 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 professor and her domestic staff comprising the house maid, one Rebecca Enechido are currently in police custody. While amale suspect is currently at large.

The IGP, while condemning the grievous assault by the officer’s principal and her domestic staf disclosed in a statement on Abuja that 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.

“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,” the statement read .

The IGP,  who similarly ordered the withdrawal of all Police personnel attached to the Professor, 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.

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