Ekiti AG drags IGP, others to court over Pregnant unmarried policewoman

The Ekiti State Attorney-General as well as Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda has actually filed a claim against the Inspector General of Police over the dismissal of Olajide Omolola, the expecting unmarried woman corporal.

In the law suit, Fapohunda looks for an order of court declaring Section 127 of the Police Act and Regulations which provides for the discharge from the Police Force, female police officers that conceive while unmarried unconstitutional.

Joined as co-defendants in the suit are the Ekiti State Commissioner of Police and also the Police Service Commission.

The Attorney General in the fit (FHC/ AD/ C8/ 8/ 2021) filed in the Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti is asking the court to determine to name a few: whether the stipulations of Section 127 of Police Act and also Regulations are not in infraction of the mixed arrangements of Sections 37 and also 42 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as changed), and Articles 2,3, 5 18( 3) and also 19 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights and for that reason unconstitutional, null and void.

The match likewise seeks an order squashing Section 127 of Police Act and Regulations along with an order of continuous order restraining the Inspector General of Police, the Ekiti State Commissioner of Police and also the Police Service Commission from implementing the policy.

It will be recalled that just recently the Nigeria Police, acting under Section 127 of the Police Act as well as Regulations sacked a single female corporal, Olajide Omolola, an indigene of Ekiti State from the service for getting expecting.

Section 127 of the Police Act and also Regulations provides that” a single female law enforcement agent who becomes pregnant will be released from the Force, and will not be re-enlisted except with the authorization of the Inspector-General”.

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