Reports reaching us is that an unmarried policewoman has been fired for getting pregnant in Nigeria.
from reports, the Nigeria Police Force has dismissed a female corporal, Olajide Omolola, for getting pregnant while being unmarried.
Her dismissal was contained in a police wireless message with reference number CJ:4161/EKS/IY/Vol.2/236, DTO:181330/01/2021 according to Lindaikejibog on Instagram.
The letter in part reads “Section 127 of the Police Act and Regulation against women police getting pregnant before marriage W/PC (woman corporal) Olajide Omolola passed out of Police Training School on 24/04/2020 attached to yours contravened above provisions.
She stands dismissed from the Force. Dekit her. Retrieve police documents in her possession with immediate effect. O/C CFO Ekiti only. You are to relay the signal to IPPIS Abuja for the stoppage of her salary with immediate effect.
DECOMPOLS (deputy commissioners of police)/ACPOLS (assistant commissioners of police)/HODs/DPOs Ekiti State only. You are to lecture women police. Treat as very urgent.”
The aspect of the Police Act which was relied on to effect her dismissal has been repealed in the amended Police Act that was signed into law by President Buhari in September 2020 but it has however not been gazetted.
my question here is what of policemen who have been impregnating women, are they also going to be dismissed?