Professor Zainab to face charges over assault on woman police


CITIZENS COMPASS– A female professor who claimed to be a widow to the acclaimed winner of June 12 elections,  late Moshood Abiola’s widow. Zainab Duke Abiola is to face charges for allegedly assaulting a female Police Officer, Inspector Teju Moses.

The female Police Officer was assaulted on Tuesday September 20, 2022, at the professor’s residence in Garki, Abuja.

The Police said some domestic staff including the housemaid, one Rebecca Enechido, and a male suspect currently at large, have a case to answer with respect to the allegations.

CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi,Force Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, January 25, 2025.

“The FCT Police Command under which jurisdiction the matter transpired, has charged the suspects to court upon diligent investigation, and the case with charge no. CR/544/22 is ongoing and the next hearing will come up on 1st February 2023 at High Court 16, Zuba, FCT Abuja.

“The suspects have been charged with the offences of criminal conspiracy, attempt to commit culpable homicide, voluntarily causing hurt without provocation, and assault to deter public servant from discharge of his duty amongst others.

*The recent media row by the suspect is therefore unnecessary as the matter has not been concluded in court. It is similarly pertinent to note that the spurious allegations recently made in the news hold no water.

“The Nigeria Police reposes confidence in the judiciary believing that the Courts will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that justice is done in the extant case. The Police equally appreciate Nigerians and concerned individuals, groups, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), who have shown interest in the matter and severally called for justice for the grievously injured Police Inspector.”

Abiola’s family has since denied that the professor is a widow to the late politician.

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