Police IGP, Adamu orders probe of an unmarried female police officer who got pregnant out wedlock.
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On the 27th of January Nigerians, especially Lagosians were surprised by the story of a policewomen, Olajide Omolola, who was dismissed from service for getting pregnant out of wedlock.
There have been different public opinions about the story that unveiled yesterday as many think it an act of prejudice while others say it is Nigerian police force policy of which she ignores.
According to LiB, Omolola passed out of the Police Training School on April 24 2020, was sacked because she got pregnant out of wedlock and a letter with reference number CJ:4161/EKS/IY/Vol.2/236, DTO:181330/01/2021, was sent to an OC in Ekiti state for her to be made to return all police properties. The letter also asked that her salary should be stopped immediately. Her dismissal was hinged on a section of the Police Act that bars unmarried policewomen from getting pregnant while in service. The section has since been repealed in the amended Police Act that was signed into law by President Buhari in September 2020.
Reacting to the news, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has called for an investigation into the report.
Adamu ordered an investigation into the dismissal while commissioning a project at the SPOs quarters on the Oba Aladeijobi Street, in GRA area of Ikeja in Lagos.
See the IGP statement below
“Let us do our own investigation and find out because whatever I say must be authoritative.”