An orderly assigned by the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters to one Professor Dike Zainab has been admitted to a hospital for medical treatment after she was allegedly tortured at the behest of her boss.
The incident was said to have occurred at the Area 11 axis of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In a viral video obtained by ChronicleNG, the policewoman is seen seating on the floor, with a bloody face.
“She told her boys to kill me,” the female officer said incoherently as she reportedly spoke to her direct boss on the phone.
Professor Zainab was reported to have said that there will be no consequences as she is a friend of the wife of the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.
Speaking to reporters, a senior police officer identified the victim as Teju Moses.
He added that the University Prof has been arrested by operatives of the FCT Police Command.
🚨DISTURBING NEWS: Reports of one Prof Dike Zainab of Area 11 in Abuja who allegedly assaulted her Police Orderly & also ordered her maids to beat her up. Thorough investigation & prosecution of the culprits will serve as deterrent to others. Totally inhumane & unacceptable!!! pic.twitter.com/cSTPdXva4k
— UNCLE DEJI™️ (@DejiAdesogan) September 21, 2022
“The Professor has been arrested with her housemaids and they will be charged to court for sure. She can’t escape justice,” he said.
The video has generated mixed reactions on social media, with many Nigerians calling for the prosecution of the prof.
Reacting to the incident on Twitter, a user, @Tunepas said, “I pray this woman Prof Dike Zainab is not left to go on the cheap. So much for her being a mad academic.”
But reacting to the incident, the Force Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the Don has been arrested.
Confirming the arrest in a tweet on his Twitter handle on Thursday, Muyiwa said the matter was getting the necessary attention it deserves.
“Assault on woman police: We have arrested the woman professor and her staff since the date of the incident, the matter is getting the necessary attention it deserves. FCT Command will charge the case to court ASAP. It is condemned in totality. We will still update you shortly. Thanks,” the FPPRO said.
He also assured that the police will issue a press statement on the issue detailing what transpired that led to the assault, adding that the university teacher will be questioned before the police will react.