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Nigerians on Thursday faulted the deployment of police orderly for the protection of a university professor after the officer was allegedly assaulted by the don.

The female officer, who was assigned to a female professor identified as one Dike Zainab, was said to have been admitted to a hospital after she was allegedly tortured on the order of her principal.

The incident, it was gathered, happened at the Area 11 axis of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The orderly was said to have been assigned to the don by the Police Force Headquarters in Abuja.

A video clip showing the officer in uniform bleeding, seated on the floor, and asking to be taken to the hospital for medical attention has since gone viral.

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Reacting to the incident on Twitter, a user, @Tunepas said, “I pray this woman Professor Dike Zainab is not left to go on the cheap. So much for her being a mad academic.”

Another user, @Babiessa wrote, “Who is Professor Zainab Dike? And Why does she have an orderly attached to her?”

@yhoccy said, “Professor Dike Zainab should be in shackles right now.”

On his part, @DejiAdesogan wrote, “I learnt Professor Dike Zainab with her housemaids who allegedly assaulted a policewoman in Abuja in a viral video has been arrested by FCT Police Command and will be charged to court for prosecution. Justice must be served without delay.”

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But reacting to the incident, the Force Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the Don has been arrested.

Confirming the arrest in a tweet on his Twitter handle on Thursday, Muyiwa said the matter was getting the necessary attention it deserves.

“Assault on woman police: We have arrested the woman professor and her staff since the date of the incident, the matter is getting the necessary attention it deserves. FCT Command will charge the case to court ASAP. It is condemned in totality. We will still update you shortly. Thanks,” the FPPRO said.

He also assured that the police will issue a press statement on the issue detailing what transpired that led to the assault, adding that the university teacher will be questioned before the police will react.

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Registrar: John Lyon not UNICAL graduate

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The University of Calabar, UNICAL, on Wednesday said that the alleged kidnapper, John Ewa, popularly called “John Lyon” was not a graduate of the institution.

A statement issued in Calabar by the Registrar of the institution, Mr Gabriel Egbe, said that the university’s management stumbled on the media report with dissatisfaction and described it as fallacious.

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Recall that Ewa was arrested in connection with kidnapping activities by the Bayelsa Police Command and was subsequently paraded before the media.

“The said John Ewa was never a student of the university, neither did he graduate from the institution.

“We urge members of the public to discountenance any information linking John Ewa to our prestigious university,” Egbe said in the statement.

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Gunmen attack police station in Oyo

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Gunmen have attacked the Igangan Police station in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Newsmen gathered that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Adebowale Williams, and his men are at the scene of the attack as of the time of filing this report.

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The incident happened last night with reports suggesting that a Divisional Crime Officer and a suspect who was in detention were killed in the process.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, had earlier confirmed the incident, saying the CP was on his way to the affected police station.

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Ibarapa has been in the news over clashes between farmers and herders.

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Rally: Court orders Peter Obi’s supporters not to converge at Lekki toll gate

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The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the Labour Party and its supporters not to converge at the Lekki toll gate for its #Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally billed to hold on the 1st of October, 2020.

The court also directed the Inspector General of Police and the Lagos State Police Commissioner to ensure compliance with the order.

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Justice Daniel Osiagor made these orders today while ruling on a motion for injunction brought by 10 plaintiffs, who are asking the court to, among others, restrain the LP, its presidential candidate Peter Obi, his vice Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, one Julius Abure and their loyalists from holding the rally.

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The court also held that the while the rally cannot stop at the Lekki toll gate, it can pass through the venue to access Falomo Bridge and other venues at which the rally plans to meet.

A preliminary objection filed by the defendants seeking to stop the court from hearing the motion on the grounds that it lacked jurisdiction could however not been entertained as all parties to the suit had not been served.

The court adjourned hearing of the substantive suit to Nov 4th.

In the suit, 10 plaintiffs through their Romeo Ese Michael, Esq. are asking the court to, among others, restrain the LP, its presidential candidate Peter Obi, his vice Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, one Julius Abure and their loyalists from holding the rally, until the hearing and determination of their Motion-On-Notice of September 12, 2022.

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The plaintiffs are Adedotun Ajulo Esq., Salamatu Suleiman Lewi Esq., Hakeem Ijaduola, Esq., Ogunbona Akinpelu Esq., Owolabi K. Oluwasegun, Esq., Mogbojuri Kayode Esq., Wuyep Mantim Nadom Esq., Dimimu Mabel, Esq., Kolawole Salami, Esq. and Mr. Wale Abe Lawrence.

The 1st to 10th defendants are Obi, LP, Baba-Ahmed, Abure, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Commissioner of Police (Lagos State Command), Director-General (Department of State Services), Lekki Concession Company (LCC) Limited, Attorney-General of Lagos State and The Governor of Lagos State.

In the substantive suit, the plaintiffs are arguing among other things that a repeat or celebration of the “infamous” EndSARS protest of 2020 under the political guise of “#Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally” will cause a breakdown of peace and will result in post-traumatic stress disorder for them and the public.

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