By Gowon Emakpe
The police has arrested an Abuja-based activist, Prof. Zainab Duke, for assaulting her female orderly and causing grievous assault on the female Police Officer.
Professor, who was arrested alongside her housemaid, Rebecca Enechuido, reportedly assaulted the orderly for refusing to do some domestic chores she assigned her.
Force Public Relations Office, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, said the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, strongly condemned the grievous assault of a female Police Officer.
Specifically, he 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, 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.