ABUJA – Inspector-general of police (IGP) Usman Baba has ordered the arrest and prosecution of a legal practitioner and human rights activist, Prof. Zainab Duke Abiola and her domestic staff comprising the housemaid, one Rebecca Enechido and a male suspect currently at large for assaulting a female police officer, Inspector Teju Moses.
The IGP condemned the grievous assault of the female police officer by her principal, Abiola, and directed the proper prosecution of the case in court.
The force spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said Mrs Abiola, an Mbaise born activist, 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 ENCOUNTER NEWS gathered that Abiola was once the wife of the late business mogul, Chief MKO Abiola.
The IGP also directed the express prosecution of the arrested suspects who are currently in police custody, as the preliminary investigation showed overwhelming evidence of culpability on the part of the professor and her domestic staff.
The IGP tasked the investigative team to ensure that the fleeing suspect was arrested and made to face the wrath of the law.
He said, “It is pertinent to clarify that the suspect, Prof. Abiola, 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 inspector-general of police, 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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