The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the express prosecution of wife of late business mogul MKO Abiola, Prof Zainab Duke Abiola, for allegedly beating up her police orderly.
Also to be prosecuted alongside Abiola are her domestic staff comprising of her maid, Rebecca Enechido, and a male suspect who is on the run but has been declared wanted by the IGP.
The IGP has condemned the grievous assault of the female police orderly, Inspector Teju Moses, by her principal, who is a legal practitioner and a rights activist.
A statement on the matter by Force Police Public Relations Officer (FPRO) CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi reads:
“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 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,” Adejobi said.
According to Adejobi, “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.”
Leave a Reply