MEET FRANK OSHANUGOR
By Frank Oshanugor
Authorities of the Nigeria Police Force have emphatically declared that Prof. Zainab Duke Abiola who allegedly ordered the deadly attack on a female Police Officer; Inspector Teju Moses last year in Abuja has a case to answer.
The suspect, Zainab who is said to be married to the late June 12, 1993 presidential election winner, Bashorun Moshood Abiola reportedIy conspired to grievously assault Inspector Teju Moses on Tuesday 20th September 2022 at her residence in Garki, Abuja, along with her domestic staff including the housemaid, one Rebecca Enechido, and a male suspect currently at large.
In a statement on Wednesday, Force spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said
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.
He added that 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 police spokesman reiterated the fact that “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 appreciates 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.”