The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba has condemned in strong terms the assault on a policewoman, Inspector Teju Moses, by a legal practitioner and human rights activist, Prof. Zainab Duke, her domestic staff, Rebecca Enechido, as well as a male suspect on the run.
This was disclosed on Thursday by the force spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
He noted that Duke grievously assaulted her orderly in company of some accomplices on Tuesday, September 29, 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.
Adejobi, however, noted that it was pertinent to clarify that the suspect, Zainab, who name-drops the IG, his family members, and other officers in the top hierarchy of the force, has no acquaintance with the police in any form as spread on social media.
He added, “The IG, 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.”