Connect with us

Metro

Zainab Duke Abiola Denies Beating Police Orderly, Narrates Her Own Side Of Story

Published

on

Abuja-based lawyer and human rights activist, Professor Zainab Duke Abiola has denied reports that she assaulted her female police orderly, Inspector Teju Moses.

Zainab Duke Abiola Denies Beating Police Orderly, Narrates Her Own Side Of Story

Zainab Duke Abiola Denies Assaulting Her Police Orderly

KanyiDaily recalls that the professor and her housemaid, Rebecca Enechido, were arrested on Thursday for assaulting the police orderly over her refusal to do some domestic chores she assigned to her.

In a video that went viral on Wednesday, the police officer was seen in uniform bleeding, seated on the floor and asking to be taken to the hospital for medical attention.

The police spokesman,, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the arrest on Thursday, said the police were going after a fleeing domestic worker complicit in the assault.

But in a statement issued on her behalf by the Afro-European Lawyers League, the professor said she did not attack her police orderly.

Abiola explained that the policewoman had threatened to attack her because she found out she was involved in #EndSARS brutality.

READ:  Kidnappers Demand N100m To Release Terwase Orbunde's Wife And Housemaid

The activist accused the police IG of trampling on her fundamental rights by forcefully taking pictures of her and publishing same.

The statement reads, “Our attention has been drawn to a fallacious malicious defamatory publication against our respected Alumnus of the National Institute of Policy and Security Studies, NIPPS, Professor Zainab Duke Mni alleging assault on one of her police Orderlies. We categorically state that this is NOT true and Nothing could be further from the truth. For the records our respected revered Professor Zainab has Never assaulted anybody anywhere at any time. It is not in her character.

“The facts are: 1. That on the 20th of April 2022 the IGP approved the revalidation and deployment of police Orderlies to our leader based on the fact that she is the Chief Legal Consultant to the Nigerian Police and has her office at the Force headquarters, Abuja.

“2. That the police consequently assigned a female police officer who was among the perpetrators of Violence against innocent Nigerian Citizens during the ENDSARS imbroglio.

“3. That consequent upon discovery of her Orderly’s involvement in police brutality against Nigerians that Professor Zainab rejected the posting of a brutal officer and returned the said Orderly back to Force Headquarters to her bosses and told her Bye bye on the 19th of September.

READ:  Akwa Ibom Man Throws His One-Year-Old Son Inside Bush, Says Boy Child Is Possessed

“4. That to our surprise around 10pm the former Orderly returned with a Vengeance banging on our gates with some dangerous weapons including a gun threatening to kill everybody in the compound and that the police Ordely beat up family members if the Professor’s household.

“5. That as can be seen in the video a crowd soon gathered and there was street brawling crowd fighting and loss of properties.

“6. That it is very strange that the IGP will forcefully, brutally and illegally violate the fundamental Rights and liberties of a distinguished law- abiding citizen and proceed to forcefully take her pictures and maliciously publish same in the print and electronic media in this nascent democratic dispensation.”

Calling for the sack of the IGP, the lawyers said: “We hereby call on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the Inspector General of Police and bring him to book to face the consequences of this gross violation of our constitution as Alkali Baba Usman is NOT a fit and proper person to hold the office of IOP.”

KanyiDaily had also reported how two young men were caught on camera assaulting two police officers and trying to “snatch” their AK 47 rifle from them in Lagos.

READ:  Newlywed Wife Allegedly Murders Husband in Niger

How Hundreds Of Boko Haram Terrorists Escaped In Niger Prison Break
Metro11 hours ago

How Hundreds Of Boko Haram Terrorists Escaped In Niger Prison Break

Secondary School Collapses In Plateau, Killing Over 16 Students
Metro12 hours ago

Secondary School Collapses In Plateau, Killing Over 16 Students

"Chatter Is Live" - Davido Announces Launch Of His Own Social Media Platform
Entertainment15 hours ago

“Chatter Is Live” – Davido Announces Launch Of His Own Social Media Platform

Court Grants N10bn Bail To Ex-Power Minister, Saleh Mamman Over Alleged N33bn Fraud
News16 hours ago

Court Grants N10bn Bail To Ex-Power Minister, Saleh Mamman Over Alleged N33bn Fraud

"I Can Never Overemphasise The Joy I Found In Peace" - Tonto Dikeh Declares
Entertainment18 hours ago

“I Can Never Overemphasise The Joy I Found In Peace” – Tonto Dikeh Declares

“I'm Ready To Walk With You Forever” – Biodun Okeowo Tells Fiance Ahead Of Wedding
Entertainment19 hours ago

“I’m Ready To Walk With You Forever” – Biodun Okeowo Tells Fiance Ahead Of Wedding

"Are You Okay?" - Tacha Akide Playfully Dances And Twerks In Hospital Room [Video]
Celebrities19 hours ago

“Are You Okay?” – Tacha Akide Playfully Dances And Twerks In Hospital Room [Video]

Yhemo Lee And Girlfriend, Thayour Set To Get Married, Share Wedding Invites [Video]
Celebrities20 hours ago

Yhemo Lee And Girlfriend, Thayour Set To Get Married, Share Wedding Invites [Video]

Joe Biden Calls Kamala Harris ‘Vice President Trump’ At Press Conference [Video]
News21 hours ago

Joe Biden Calls Kamala Harris ‘Vice President Trump’ At Press Conference [Video]

Supreme Court Bar Governors From Holding Local Government Funds
News1 day ago

Supreme Court Bar Governors From Holding Local Government Funds

"He's My Guy" - Basketmouth Reveals Why He Mocked Wizkid During Davido’s Wedding [Video]
Entertainment2 days ago

“He’s My Guy” – Basketmouth Reveals Why He Mocked Wizkid During Davido’s Wedding [Video]

Joke Silva Celebrates Her Husband, Olu Jacob On His 82nd Birthday [Video]
Entertainment2 days ago

Joke Silva Celebrates Her Husband, Olu Jacobs On His 82nd Birthday [Video]

Prankster Zfancy Released On Bail After One Week In Police Custody [Video]
Entertainment2 days ago

Prankster Zfancy Released On Bail After One Week In Police Custody [Video]

Blessing CEO Advises Davido And Sophia Momodu On Child Custody Battle [Video]
Celebrities2 days ago

Blessing CEO Advises Davido And Sophia Momodu On Child Custody Battle [Video]

Patoranking Recounts How He Hawked With His Father On The Streets Of Lagos
Entertainment2 days ago

Patoranking Recounts How He Hawked With His Father On The Streets Of Lagos

How To Withdraw From Hamster Kombat 1
Tech and Gadgets2 days ago

How To Withdraw From Hamster Kombat

'I'm Ready To Die, But I'll Take A Lot Of You Bullies With Me" - Toyin Abraham [Video]
Entertainment3 days ago

‘I’m Ready To Die, But I’ll Take A Lot Of You Bullies With Me” – Toyin Abraham [Video]

Copa America 2024: Argentina Mocks Drake After $300K Bet Loss On Canada
Celebrities3 days ago

Copa America 2024: Argentina Mocks Drake After $300K Bet Loss On Canada

How To Check Your Mental Age
Health3 days ago

How To Check Your Mental Age

Toyin Abraham Faces Backlash For Using Police To Arrest Her Critic And His Mother
Entertainment3 days ago

Toyin Abraham Faces Backlash For Using Police To Arrest Her Critic And His Mother