Human rights activist and lawyer, Professor Zainab Duke Abiola has reportedly assaulted her orderly, Inspector Teju Moses for refusing to do her house chores in Abuja.
The video footage of the assault was made viral on Wednesday and Prof Abiola alongside her housemaid, Rebecca Enechido have been arrested.
In the video, Inspector Teju Moses is seen bleeding while she is seated on the floor begging to be taken to the hospital for medical treatment.
Prof. Abiola’s arrest was has been confirmed by Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi on Thursday while noting that the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has ordered that the suspects should be prosecuted.
Noting that the IGP strongly condemned the assault, the Force spokesman said police operatives were going after a fleeing domestic worker complicit in the assault.
“The IGP strongly condemned the grievous assault of a female Police Officer, Inspector Teju Moses, by her principal who is a legal practitioner and human rights activist, Prof. Zainab Duke Abiola and her domestic staff comprising the housemaid, one Rebecca Enechido and a male suspect currently at large,” he said.
“Zainab Duke, a Mbaise-born activist, grievously assaulted her orderly in the 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. 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.”
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