By Augustine Ehikioya
For allegedly assaulting a Woman Police Officer, the Nigeria Police Force has declared that prosecution processes are ongoing against Prof. Zainab Duke Abiola.
It also said the Prof. indeed has a case to answer for grievously assaulting the female Police Officer, Inspector Teju Moses at her residence in Garki, Abuja on Tuesday 20th September, 2022.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi. It was obtained by Security Watch Africa (SWA).
It reads “The Nigeria Police Force wishes to state emphatically that Prof. Zainab Duke Abiola who was alleged of complicity in the grievous assault of a female Police Officer, Inspector Teju Moses on Tuesday 20th September, 2022 at her residence in Garki, Abuja, along with her domestic staff including the housemaid, one Rebecca Enechido, and a male suspect currently at large, has a case to answer with respect to the allegations.
“The FCT Police Command under which jurisdiction the matter transpired, has charged the suspects to court upon diligent investigation, and the case with charge no. CR/544/22 is ongoing and the next hearing will come up on 1st February, 2023 at High Court 16, Zuba, FCT Abuja.
“The suspects have been charged with the offences of criminal conspiracy, attempt to commit culpable homicide, voluntarily causing hurt without provocation, and assault to deter public servant from discharge his duty, amongst others.
“The recent media row by the suspect is therefore unnecessary as the matter has not been concluded in court. It is similarly pertinent to note that the spurious allegations recently made in the news hold no water.”
The Nigeria Police, the statement noted, reposes confidence in the judiciary believing that the Courts will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that justice is done in the extant case.
It said that the Police equally appreciate Nigerians and concerned individuals, groups, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), who have “shown interest in the matter and severally called for justice for the grievously injured Police Inspector.”