The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has condemned the alleged assault of a policewoman, Inspector Teju Moses, by her principal, Prof. Zainab Duke, and her domestic staff comprising the house maid, Rebecca Enechido, and a male suspect currently at large.
The Force spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made this known on Thursday.
He claimed that Duke, an activist, 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 IG has directed the express prosecution of the arrested suspects who are currently in police custody, as preliminary investigation shows overwhelming evidence of culpability on the part of the professor and her domestic staff.
“The IG has equally tasked the investigative team to ensure that the fleeing suspect is arrested and made to face the wrath of the law,” Adejobi added.
He, however, noted that the suspect, Duke, who name-dropped the IG, his family members, and other officers in the top hierarchy of the Force, had no acquaintance with the police in any form as being peddled on social media.
“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,” he added.