By Monday Ijeh
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has described the attack on Insp. Teju Moses, a female police orderly attached to Prof. Zainab Abiola, as barbaric and inhuman.
This is contained in a statement issued on Friday by Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, the Head of Press and Public Relations of PSC, in Abuja.
According to him, the assault on the police officer was a direct threat to national security and a calculated attempt to ridicule the Nigeria Police Force and what it stands for.
He called for the immediate investigation and prosecution of all characters involved in the show of shame.
Furthermore, he urged the police authorities to review the operations of the Special Protection Unit (SPU).
The PSC spokesman said the call was to ensure that only a few Nigerians who genuinely deserve such protection are given the service.
“The Commission frowns at the abuse of police orderlies by Nigerians who now use them as status symbols or convert them to house helpers who clean, cook, or do menial jobs.”
“With the security problems ravaging the nation, there is an urgent need to free many police officers loitering in private houses and following big men around,” he said.
Ani called on the police hierarchy to quickly put a stop to the practice and concentrate its efforts on the policing and protection of vulnerable Nigerians.