A woman simply identified as Nasiba has accused the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, of harassing her family over her refusal to remain in a legally dissolved marriage with one Abubakar Musa, who happens to be her ex-husband and childhood friend of the police boss.
Nasiba, the daughter of Sani Dauda, a former chairman of Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited, said IGP Adamu sent some policemen, on Monday, November 11, 2019, to arrest her father and her elder brother because she divorced his friend, Abubakar Musa, and got married to someone else.
According to TheCable, Nasiba said she left her former marriage due to emotional and physical abuse. Since then she kept things to herself about her ex-husband until Monday when policemen came to arrest her family.
The woman alleged that the policemen, who reportedly acted on the directive of the IGP, could not produce any warrant to effect the arrest.
“They came over to the house with no warrant but a petition they claim was from my ex-husband,” she said.
“In the petition, he accused my dad of taking me away from him and marrying me off to someone else illegally. But this is not true. The marriage was dissolved at the court, and I got the divorce certificate.
“My ex-husband has chosen to humiliate me and my family. The IG sent five police vans to pick up my father, his lawyer and the judge that treated the case while he was praying in the mosque. They wanted to take me and my husband, but we weren’t around,” Nasiba was quoted as saying.
Explaining what led her to leave the marriage with Adamu’s friend, Nasiba said she had left the marriage due to physical and emotional abuse, as her ex-husband assaulted her in ways no one could imagine.
“I don’t know why the IG is making this a criminal offence. I know my ex-husband is a childhood friend of the IG and he was also instrumental in his appointment as IG, but if the IG wants him married, he should marry off his own daughters to him,” she said.
She added that her father and others are still being detained at the special anti robbery squad (SARS) office at the Kaduna state police command.
Neither the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba, nor the spokesperson of the state police command, Yakubu Sabo, were available to comment on the allegation.