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Police to prosecute arrested rights activist, Abiola, maid for brutalising orderly

By Odita Sunday (Abuja) and Eniola Daniel (Lagos)
23 September 2022   |   4:04 am
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, has condemned the assault on a female officer, Inspector Teju Moses on Tuesday in Garki, Abuja.

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, has condemned the assault on a female officer, Inspector Teju Moses on Tuesday in Garki, Abuja.

Her principal, Prof. Zainab Abiola and her domestic staff, comprising the housemaid, Rebecca Enechido, and a male suspect at large, were said to have brutalised the orderly.

The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Chief Superintendent of Police, Muyiwa Adejobi confirmed the arrest of Abiola and Enechido.

It was said that Abiola, a legal practitioner and human rights activist had attacked the female officer following her refusal to breach professional ethics by carrying out menial and domestic chores at her house.

A trending video on social media showed the Inspector in pain, with a bloody face.

Adejobi announced the IGP has directed the immediate prosecution of the suspects in custody.

He said: “The preliminary investigation shows overwhelming evidence of culpability on the part of the Professor and her domestic staff.”

The IGP further tasked the investigative team to ensure that the fleeing suspect was arrested and made to face the law.

“Prof. Abiola name-drops the IGP, his family members, and other officers in the top hierarchy of the Force. She has no acquaintance with the Police in any form as erroneously peddled on social media.

“The IGP expressed dismay that an individual who claims to be an advocate for human rights violated the rights of another individual, and withdrew the police personnel attached to the activist,” Adejobi added.