The Nigeria Police have arrested a legal practitioner for allegedly assaulting a female police officer attached to her.
Police investigation revealed that Prof. Zainab Duke Abiola allegedly instructed her house maid and another man to beat up her security detail for refusing to do house chores.
In a video, Switch Nigeria had shown the extent of the officer’s condition.
The maid, Rebecca Enechido and Prof. Abiola were arrested, however the male suspect is now at large.
The police statement said that Inspector Teju Moses was assaulted by her “principal who is a Legal practitioner and human rights activist, Prof. Zainab Duke Abiola and her domestic staff comprising the house maid, one Rebecca Enechido and a male suspect currently at large. Zainab Duke, 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 incident drew the attention of the IGP, Usman Alkali Baba, who ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.
The incident which took place on Tuesday was disclosed by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the PRO of Force Headquarters, who said, “The IGP has directed the express prosecution of the arrested suspects who are currently in Police custody, 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. 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 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.”