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IGP hails Juliet Ukah for emerging African MMA champion



Police woman, Juliet Ukah

IGP Usman Alkali commended Juliet Ukah, an officer of the Nigeria Police Force, after she defeated South Africa’s Crystal Van Wyk to become the African EFC Mixed Martial Arts Champion.

According to Chronicle NG, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Public Relations Officer, issued the statement on Friday.

Following a successful Professional Training Tour, PC Juliet Ukah of the Nigeria Police Force fought and won against South Africa’s Crystal Van Wyk, who was undefeated until the bout, in Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) 102.

The fight, which took place on Thursday, April 13th, 2023, in Johannesburg, South Africa, was a three-round contest in which Juliet won by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27). Juliet also defeated Clodia Vochung Shivabo (IMBGIM FC) of Cameroon on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

PC Juliet is one of two female officers who have just been discharged by IGP Usman Alkali Baba, CFR, on a 6-week professional training tour in Thailand.


Recruited into the Force in 2018, the exceptional Woman Constable has continued to shown remarkable potential, vast talents, and a commitment for perfection throughout the years, dominating the Nigerian and African boxing, kickboxing, and now MMA worlds. PC Juliet Ukah is presently the African EFC Champion and the No. 1 Contender for the World EFC Female Straw Weight Title Belt, with an undefeated record of 4 Professional Fights (4 wins – 0 loss – 0 tie).

The Inspector-General of Police congratulates the officer on his achievement and thanks the Nigeria Police.

Force for the development of sports in the nation. He praised the officer for doing the Nigeria Police Force, and thereby the country, proud. The IGP also committed to constantly uncover and display emerging police talent.

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