The Nigeria Police Force Headquarters on Friday said they will prosecute Prof Zainab Dike-Abiola, wife of the late chief MKO Abiola, who brutally assaulted her police orderly.
The police orderly who was assigned to her was sent to a hospital on Thursday for medical attention after she was allegedly tortured at her boss's command.
The incident was allegedly caught on camera and spread widely at the Federal Capital Territory's Area 11 axis (FCT).
The orderly, whose name has not yet been released, was seen sitting on the ground with blood marks on her face and clothes.
From the left side of her forehead flowed blood as she wept in excruciating pain while struggling to stay alive. All she kept asking was to be taken to the hospital to save her life.
“She told her boys to kill me,” she said incoherently as she spoke to her direct head on the phone to be allowed to be taken to the hospital.
While the video appeared to have been shot at night, our correspondent cannot immediately ascertain when the incident occurred. Still, background voices captured in the video reprimanded a certain woman in a manner that appeared she was the boss.
Later on, an emerging picture on Twitter showed that the officer had been admitted to an undisclosed hospital, receiving treatment.
Nigerians had reacted to the incident and called the attention of the Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi to the video calling for justice and the prosecution of the culprit.
Although some questioned the rationale for attaching an orderly to an academic, others said the culprit may not be sanctioned due to her high-profile status.
The video caption claimed that the orderly was beaten by the maids to her principal and it is still uncertain whether the culprits have been arrested.
However, on Thursday evening the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba ordered the arrest of the woman and also directed the withdrawal of her police details.