Ekiti Police Defends Dismissal of Pregnant Unmarried Policewoman


The spokesperson of the Ekiti State Police command, Sunday Abutu has defended the dismissal of a pregnant unmarried policewoman from the command.

Recall that Olajide Omolola was dismmised from the police force for getting pregnant out of wedlock less than a year after she joined the force.

In reaction to this, Abutu explained during an interview with Vanguard that every organisation has rules guiding their conduct and Omolola who was enlisted in April 2020 embarrassed the Force by flouting the police Act which she agreed to adhere to when taking the job.

He told residents and stakeholders not to be emotional with her case but join the Force in enforcing the laid down rules and regulations guiding the conduct of officers.

Abutu stated:

“It is very much there in the police Act and anyone that is coming in especially a woman when she could get pregnant after some years but in her own case she joined less than a year ago and she got pregnant without a husband. It is against the Police Act.

”Everyone in the Force knows that you must introduce someone as your husband, that is it. So getting pregnant without doing this is an embarrassment to the Force. There is nothing too harsh in the punishment.

”Don’t forget she got enlisted into the Force not up to a year and there is no record of traditional, church, police marriage.”

Abutu who further disclosed that Omolola could still be recalled into the Force by the Inspector General of Police, asked Nigerians to exercise restraint in the matter and to also focus their strengths in the fight against insecurity across the country as she is not the first person to be dismissed for such.