……shares her own side of the story
Lawyer and human rights activist, Professor Zainab Duke Abiola, has denied ordering the assault of her female police orderly, Inspector Teju Moses, after she refused doing some domestic chores she assigned to her.
The Abuja based Professor in a statement released on her behalf by the Afro-European Lawyers League, revealed that she is the Chief Legal Consultant to the Nigerian Police and has her office at the Force headquarters, Abuja.
Zainab alleged that she rejected the police officer assigned to her, after discovering she’s among the perpetrators of violence against innocent Nigerian Citizens during the ENDSARS imbroglio.
She said after the rejection, the police officer returned with a vengeful motive at night, banging on her gate with some dangerous weapons including a gun threatening to kill everybody in the compound.
It was also alleged that the police orderly assaulted members of the Professor’s household.
A call was also made for sack of the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman, who they accused of violating the Professor’s human right.
The statement read;
“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.”