Prof. Zainab Abiola, describing it as a direct threat to national securityhe Police Service Commission, PSC, has condemned the alleged attack on Inspector Teju Moses, a female Police Orderly attached to
In a statement on Friday in Abuja, PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani. said the alleged assault on the police officer was a calculated attempt to ridicule the Nigeria Police Force and what it stands for.
He called for immediate investigation and prosecution of all characters involved in the alleged assault of the policewoman and urged the police authority to review the operations of the Special Protection Unit (SPU).
The PSC spokesman said the call was to ensure that only few Nigerians who genuinely deserve such protection were given the service.
“The Commission frowns at the abuse of Police Orderlies by Nigerians who now use them as status symbols or convert them to house helps who clean, cook or do menial jobs.
“With the security problems ravaging the nation, there is an urgent need to free many Police Officers loitering in private houses and following big men around,” he said.
Ani called on the police hierarchy to quickly put a stop to the practice and concentrate in the policing and protection of vulnerable Nigerians.
Recall that the Inspector general of police, IGP, Usman Baba, had ordered the prosecution of the Mbaise-born academic (Prof. Zainab), an Abuja-based lawyer, for assaulting the police orderly.
The statement 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.”
The Police disclosed that the incident occurred on Tuesday following the refusal of the orderly, Inspector Teju Moses to carry out menial and domestic chores at her residence, which contravenes her professional ethics.
Force PRO, Olumuyiwa Adejobi said, “Assault on woman police: We have arrested the woman professor and her staff since the date of the incident, the matter is getting the necessary attention it deserves. FCT Command will charge d case to court asap. It is condemned in totality. We will still update you shortly.”