Nigerians on Thursday faulted the deployment of police orderly for the protection of a university professor after the officer was allegedly assaulted by the don.
The female officer, who was assigned to a female professor identified as one Dike Zainab, was said to have been admitted to a hospital after she was allegedly tortured on the order of her principal.
The incident, it was gathered, happened at the Area 11 axis of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The orderly was said to have been 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.
Reacting to the incident on Twitter, a user, @Tunepas said, “I pray this woman Professor Dike Zainab is not left to go on the cheap. So much for her being a mad academic.”
Another user, @Babiessa wrote, “Who is Professor Zainab Dike? And Why does she have an orderly attached to her?”
@yhoccy said, “Professor Dike Zainab should be in shackles right now.”
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.”
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.