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IGP Adamu Dragged To Court Over Sack Of Pregnant Officer




The dismissal of a pregnant police officer has been challenged by the Ekiti State government.

Omolola Olajide was recently dismissed by the police for being pregnant out of wedlock.

The Ekiti Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda, in a suit filed before the Federal High Court in Ado Ekiti challenged the decision of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, dismissing the female officer.

The Ekiti Attorney-General faulted IGP Adamu for dismissing the pregnant female officer.

Fapohunda asked the court to declare section 127 of the Police Act and Regulations which recommend the dismissal of women who become pregnant while unmarried as unconstitutional.

The Special Assistant to the Attorney-General on Media, Olalekan Suleman, in a statement on Sunday, February 7, said there were inherent issues raised about the police regulations.

The statement read in part: “Fapohunda has reviewed the said police regulations and found several provisions in violation of sections 37 and 42 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) as well as several regional and international treaties to which Nigeria is a party to, including the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.”

The Attorney-General stated that the Ekiti State government is committed to the eradication of all forms of discrimination against women in public and private life.


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