Ekiti government sues Nigerian police for firing pregnant female police officer
After Olajide Omolola was fired from the police for becoming pregnant out of wedlock, the Ekiti state government sued the Nigerian police.
We previously reported the firing of a female agent contained in a wireless police message referenced CJ: 4161 / EKS / IY / Vol.2 / 236, DTO: 181330/01/2021.
The signal came from the Finance and Administration Department of Ado-Ekiti and was addressed to a police officer in Ie-Ekiti, where Omolola is based.
The document states that Omolola received police training on April 24, 2020 and was assigned to Aye Ekiti.
Ekiti State Attorney General and Justice Commissioner Olavale Fapohunda filed a lawsuit against the dismissal.
Police Inspector General Mohammed Adamu, Ekiti State Police Commissioner, Tunde Mobayo and the Police Service Commission (PSC) were also identified as interviewees in the case.
In a case filed Saturday in Case #: FHC / AD / C8 / 8/2021, Fapohunda seeks a court order ruled unconstitutional, section 127 of the Police Leave Act and Police Orders, Police Women who become pregnant without being married …
The plaintiff also asked the court to determine, among other things: whether the provisions of section 127 of the Law and the Police Regulations violate the aggregate provisions of sections 37 and 42 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), and sections 2, 3, 5, 18 (3) and 19 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
He also called for a ruling to repeal section 127 of the law and police orders, as well as a permanent injunction to prevent defendants from enforcing the order.