PSC condemns attack on female cop
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The Police Service Commission has described the attack on Inspector Teju Moses, a female police orderly attached to Prof. Zainab Abiola, as barbaric and inhuman.
The Head of Press and Public Relations of PSC, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, said in a statement on Friday in Abuja, that the assault on the cop was a direct threat to national security and a calculated attempt to ridicule the Nigeria Police Force and what it stands for.
He called for immediate investigation and prosecution of all characters involved in the act and urged the police authority to review the operations of the Special Protection Unit.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the commission said the call was to ensure that only few Nigerians who genuinely deserve such protection were given the service.
Ani said, “The Commission 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. 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.’’
Ani called on the police hierarchy to quickly put a stop to the practice and concentrate its efforts in policing and protection of vulnerable Nigerians.