Why we detained policewoman Fauzziyah Isiak who tendered resignation – Police

Lagos police spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin

Spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command Benjamin Hundeyin has said that Fauzziyah Isiak, known on social media as Fauzziyah the Honey Seller, was detained because she absconded from duty.

Presumably tweeting from detention, Isiak said in the early hours of Thursday that she was detained on Wednesday after she was called in for an interview.

The policewoman further said she submitted her resignation last year on several occasions to the Nigeria Police Force but it has remained unapproved since then.

Hundeyin, however, noted that after one submits a letter of resignation from the police, it has to be processed before one can get a discharge certificate.

“Till you get the discharge certificate, you remain a serving member of the Force, bound by all extant rules and regulation of service @PoliceNG, absence from duty for twenty-one days without leave or permission automatically results in your being declared a deserter. Every serving member knows this,” he said via Twitter.

“Corporal Fauzziyah Isiak, who serves in the office of the Imam of the Command, without leave, permission or discharge from service, absconded from duty for over a month, in flagrant disregard for the conditions of service she willingly signed to.

“For this offence against discipline, she was detained yesterday (Wednesday) for the commencement of her orderly room trial today (Thursday).

“Secondly, she has maliciously brought the name of the Force into disrepute by distorting/misrepresenting facts – a discreditable conduct that amounts to another disciplinary offence.”

Hundeyin added that Isiak would have an opportunity to explain herself at the trial.