An Abuja-based professor has been arrested after allegedly ordering the assault of a female police orderly.
Police have now detained the Professor in connection with the incident, which occurred on Thursday, September 22, 2022.
According to reports, the professor, who has been identified as Dike Zainab of Area 11 in Abuja, instructed her servants to beat up her orderly.
🚨DISTURBING NEWS: Reports of one Prof Dike Zainab of Area 11 in Abuja who allegedly assaulted her Police Orderly & also ordered her maids to beat her up. Thorough investigation & prosecution of the culprits will serve as deterrent to others. Totally inhumane & unacceptable!!! pic.twitter.com/cSTPdXva4k
— UNCLE DEJI™️ (@DejiAdesogan) September 21, 2022
Meanwhile, the National Industrial Court’s decision ordering the academics to end their strike is being appealed by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The union’s attorney, Mr. Femi Falana, verified this to Channels Television on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. It came hours after the court’s decision. Further, he said that at the time of this report, he was compiling the grounds for an appeal.
Since academic activities have been suspended at the majority of government-owned universities for more than seven months; the ASUU industrial action has continued to have a negative impact on the country’s tertiary education system.
The lecturers downed tools on February 14 over the controversy on the adoption of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) of the government as the payment system in the university sector, among other issues.
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They had also condemned the poor funding of universities, non-payment of salaries and allowances of some of their colleagues, as well as the inability of the government to pay earned academic allowance to lecturers.
But efforts to get the academics back to class have failed until now as several negotiations between the union and the government have failed.
The government made the decision to sue the union amid complaints about the effects of the industrial action and after appearing to have exhausted all other alternatives.
Waooo too back, totally unacceptable.
I pray the police will let us have the outcome of its officers that shot the two guys at Cubana on the order of Burna Boy.
God help us …