Ekiti government sues PGI over firing pregnant woman
The Ekiti state government has filed a lawsuit against Police Inspector General (PGI) Mohamed Adama for a court order to declare Section 127 of the Police Act and Regulations, which provides for the dismissal of women who are pregnant in unofficial marriage from the police.
The co-defendants in this lawsuit are the Ekiti State Police Commissioner and the Police Service Commission (PSC).
Police officer Ms. Olacide Omolola, who became pregnant as a result of an alleged gross violation of police rules, was recently fired.
Omolola, who worked at the Ie-Ekiti Police Station in the Ilejemeje District of Ekiti State, was fired by the police for becoming pregnant just a year after graduating from the Police Academy.
Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice Olavale Fapohunda in a case file (FHC / AD / C8 / 8/2021) filed with the Ado-Ekiti Federal High Court, asks the court to determine, inter alia, whether the provisions of section 127 of the Law and the Police Regulations do not violate the aggregate The provisions of Articles 37 and 42 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and Articles 2.3, 5 18 (3) and 19 of the Charter on Human Rights in Africa and Peoples, and therefore unconstitutional, are invalid.
The lawsuit also called for the repeal of Section 127 of the Police Act and Regulations, and an indefinite injunction barring PGI, the Ekiti State Committee and the PSC from enforcing the order.
Source: – Guardian