PSC Condemns Assault On Police Orderly
Psychological.Calls For Review Of SPU Operations
The Police Service Commission has condemned the reports of the assault on a Police Orderly, Inspector Teju Moses attached to one Prof. Zainab Abiola said to be a Lawyer and Human Rights, Activist.
According to a press release on Friday, September, 23rd 2022 signed by the Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, he said that Inspector Moses of the Special Protection Unit of the Nigeria Police Force was said to have been battered by her Principal and aides for refusing to carry out unlawful orders.
The Commission condemns this act which it considers barbaric and inhuman. It sees the assault as a direct threat to national security and a calculated attempt to ridicule the Nigeria Police Force and what it stands for.
While the Commission calls for immediate investigation and prosecution of all characters involved in the show of shame, it notes that the operations of the Special Protection Unit SPU should be reviewed to ensure that only a few Nigerians who genuinely deserve such protection are availed of this service.
The Commission also frowns at the abuse of Police Orderlies by Nigerians who now use them as status symbols or convert them to house helps who clean, cook or do menial jobs.
It noted that with the security problems ravaging the nation, there is an urgent need to free many Police Officers loitering in private houses and following ‘big men’ around.
The Commission calls on the Police hierarchy to quickly put a stop to this practice and concentrate its efforts on policing and protecting a greater number of vulnerable Nigerians.