Discharged unmarried pregnant police woman to know fate Oct. 6

A Federal High in Ado-Ekiti fixed Oct. 6 judgment in a suit filed by the Ekiti Government, challenging the compulsory discharge of an unmarried pregnant policewoman from the force.

The suit was filed by the Attorney-General of the state, Wale Fapohunda.

The suit, seeks the striking out of section 127 of the Police Act and which the state government argues is discriminatory and violates constitutional provisions.” Justice Babs Kuewumi fixed the date on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti after parties adopted their written addresses.

The News Agency of Nigeria,(NAN) reports Ekiti Attorney General filed a suit suit number: AD/CS/8/2021 seeking an order of the to declare the action of Inspector-General of the Police,(IG) against Omolola Olajide, illegal.NAN also reports that Olajidewas discharged on Jan. 20 through the signal”CJ/4161/EKS/SHQ Vol. 30/22 on the grounds that she was pregnant without being married.The Police Counsel, CSP Femi Falade, while adopting his addresses, argued Attorney-General of the Federation was the proper person to be sued.Falade argued Attorney-General of Ekiti lacked the “locus standi”, to institute the suit.

He also argued discharged constable had filed a similar  suit at the National Industrial .

The respondent’ counsel also added that no pre-action notice was served on the Police Service Commission, which he said was mandatory.However, the Ekiti Attorney-General prayed the court to discountenance the submissions of the counsel to the police and uphold his prayers.(NAN)

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