22nd September, 2022
Prof. Zainab Duke-Abiola, wife of late MKO Abiola, has been arrested on the order of the Inspector General of Police for allegedly assaulting a policewoman, Inspector Teju Moses.
Also arrested was her housemaid, Rebecca Enechido, while another of her male housemaid is currently at large.
A statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi on Thursday said the IGP, Usman Baba strongly condemned the grievous assault the female police officer by her principal, Abiola and her domestic staff.
“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.”