Unmarried policewoman sacked for getting pregnant in Ekiti

An unmarried female corporal Olajide Omolola in Ekiti has been sacked from the Nigeria Police Force for getting pregnant.

This is contained in a police wireless message from the Department of Finance and Administration in Ado Ekiti to the Divisional Police Officer at Iye Ekiti where Omolola is based.

PUNCH obtained the message which carries the reference number CJ:4161/EKS/IY/Vol.2/236, DTO:181330/01/2021.

Omolola, according to the document, completed police training on April 24, 2020 and was attached to Iye Ekiti.

The document read, “Section 127 of the Police Act and Regulation against women police getting pregnant before marriage W/PC (woman corporal) Olajide Omolola passed out of Police Training School on 24/04/2020 attached to yours contravened above provisions.

“She stands dismissed from the Force. Dekit her. Retrieve police documents in her possession with immediate effect. O/C CFO Ekiti only. You are to relay signal to IPPIS Abuja for the stoppage of her salary with immediate effect.

“DECOMPOLS (deputy commissioners of police)/ACPOLS (assistant commissioners of police)/HODs/DPOs Ekiti State only. You are to lecture women police. Treat as very urgent.”

The newspaper said it gathered that the aspect of the Police Act which was being relied on to justify the sacking of the policewoman had been repealed in the amended Police Act that was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari in September 2020.

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