Why Police Arrested Female Activist Who Beat & Inflicted Injury On Policewoman For Refusing To Do House Chores

Professor Zainab Duke Abiola, a lawyer and human right activist has been arrested by the Nigerian police for beating and inflicting blody injury on her police orderly for refusing to do house chores.

According to the trending report, the university don who is said to be a principal to the female police inspector assaulted her after she refused to play according to her rules. She was said to have instructed her to carry out a domestice work at home which the officer blatantly refused to do.

After the assault, which reportedly happened in Abuja, the police officer identified as Inspector Teju Moses was seen seated on the floor with blood running down his face and was pleading to be taken to the hospital for treatment.

Confirming the development which had gone viral on social media, the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi said Professor Abiola has been arrested by the Police. He said she was arrested alongside her housemaid.

Her arrest was initiated by the directive of the Inspector General of Police, Usman Akali Baba. The force PRO also revealed that the IGP has ordered the withdrawal of all the police personnel attached to the professor.

The statement reads in part: 

“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,” 

“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.”

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