Police arrest human rights activist over assault on orderly

The Police have arrested a human rights activist, Zainab Duke, and her two home workers for allegedly assaulting and brutalising a feminine officer.

Pressure spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in an announcement launched on Thursday.

He recognized the policewoman as Teju Moses, an inspector, who was assigned to the activist as an orderly.

A video of the brutality went viral on Wednesday the place the incident was mentioned to have occurred on the Space 11 axis of Abuja.

The orderly was captured seated on a ground, with a part of her face and uniform coated with blood stains.

From the left aspect of her brow flowed blood as she wept in excruciating ache whereas struggling to remain alive. All she stored asking was to be taken to the hospital to avoid wasting her life.

“She instructed her boys to kill me,” she mentioned incoherently as she spoke to her direct superior on the cellphone to be allowed to be taken to the hospital.

Nigerians on social media have since condemned the brutal act.

Categorical prosecution

Reacting to the incident, Mr Adejobi who additionally shared photos of two individuals in police custody mentioned the activist and two of her home workers have been arrested whereas one different workers is on the run.

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He mentioned the inspector Common of police, Usman Alkali has ordered an instantaneous prosecution of the case and withdrawal of all police personnel hooked up to the activist.

Police arrest human rights activist over assault
Police arrest human rights activist over assault (PHOTO CREDIT: NPF Official Fb Web page)

“The Inspector-Common of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc, has strongly condemned the grievous assault of a feminine Police Officer, Inspector Teju Moses, by her principal who’s a Authorized practitioner and human rights activist, Prof. Zainab Duke Abiola and her home workers comprising the home maid, one Rebecca Enechido and a male suspect at the moment at giant.

“Zainab Duke, an Mbaise born activist, grievously assaulted her orderly in firm of some accomplices on Tuesday twentieth September, 2022 at her residence in Garki, Abuja, as a result of refusal of the orderly to breach skilled ethics by finishing up menial and home chores at her home.


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“The IGP has directed the specific prosecution of the arrested suspects who’re at the moment in Police custody, because the preliminary investigation exhibits overwhelming proof of culpability on the a part of the Professor and her home workers. The IGP has equally tasked the investigative group to make sure that the fleeing suspect is arrested and made to face the wrath of the legislation.

“It’s pertinent to make clear that the suspect, Prof. Zainab, who name-drops the IGP, his relations, and different officers within the high hierarchy of the Pressure has no acquaintance with the Police in any type as erroneously peddled on social media.

“The Inspector-Common of Police who equally ordered the withdrawal of all Police personnel hooked up to the Professor, expressed consternation at the truth that a person who claims to be an advocate for Human Rights may stoop so low to violate the rights of one other particular person, a police officer tasked with guaranteeing her safety,” the assertion mentioned.


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