Female professor arrested for allegedly ordering torture of policewoman

Policewoman tortured by professor in Abuja

The police have arrested a female professor, whose identity has not been confirmed, for allegedly torturing her police orderly.

The policewoman assigned to the professor said to be named Dike Zainab has been admitted to a hospital after she was allegedly tortured on the order of the don.

The incident happened at the Area 11 axis of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

It was gathered that the orderly was assigned to the don by the Police Force Headquarters in Abuja.

A video clip showing the officer in uniform bleeding, seated on the floor, and asking to be taken to the hospital for medical attention has since gone viral, with Nigerians calling for action against the professor.

Presidential candidate Omoyele Sowore reacted to the incident, saying: “This is the reason @PoliceNG must be removed from its ignoble role as a VVIP protection unit and restored as a public safety force. This is despicable treatment meted to a law officer. Justice must be done. The IGP must arrest/prosecute Prof. Dike Zainab #WeCantContinueLikeThis.”

On his part, @DejiAdesogan wrote, “I learnt Professor Dike Zainab with her housemaids who allegedly assaulted a policewoman in Abuja in a viral video has been arrested by FCT Police Command and will be charged to court for prosecution. Justice must be served without delay.”

Force PRO Olumuyiwa Adejobi confirmed the arrest of the professor in a tweet on Thursday.

“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,” he said.

Adejobi also assured that the police will issue a press statement on the issue detailing what transpired that led to the assault, adding that the professor will be questioned before the police react.