Remembering Police Woman ‘Fired’ For Insisting On Trying Judge For Traffic Violation @ 94

The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu, recently visited a retired Deputy Commissioner of Police, Dame Stella Obuoforibo Okuyiga, who is 94 years old and among the first set of 20 female officers enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force in 1955.

The visit to Okuyiga got the internet buzzing as many praised Disu for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit her.

Okuyiga is fondly called ‘Mama’ by many.

Disu was reportedly the first Senior Police Officer to have taken time to visit the veteran.

She was among the few policewomen who attained the rank of a DCP.

Although Okuyiga was among the first 20 set of females to enlist in the Nigeria Police Force, a report has it that she was forced out of the Force.

According to sources, Okuyiga was a victim of professional competence and was forced out of the service after she arrested a then-serving judge who broke traffic laws.

She insisted that he must be prosecuted.

It was gathered that in the heat of the debate on prosecuting the offending judge, the then Supreme Military Council under General Olusegun Obasanjo intervened with a threat of dismissal.

It would be later agreed that Okuyiga should be allowed to retire without benefits.

However, the then Inspector General of Police, Adamu Suleiman, who pleaded on her behalf, advised that she should be allowed to resign since she had served meritoriously.

A good number of Nigerians on social media have called for the continual celebration of Okuyiga. She was described as incorruptible…..See More

READ MORE  If I Find Myself As A Minister Of Humanitarian Affairs Like Betta Edu Did, I'll Do What Betta Edu Did. It's My Turn — Babachir Lawal

Man Who Bombed Mosque With Petrol Says He Did It Because Family Members Who Cheated Him Were Inside


Welcome to my website! I'm Bueze, and I'm passionate about delivering verified news and insightful content to my readers. Here, you'll find updates on global events and expert advice on building healthy relationships. My goal is to provide valuable information that inspires and influences positive change. Make sure to visit often for your dose of reliable news and tips for enhancing your connections with others!

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Back to top button
Sorry this site disable right click
Sorry this site disable selection
Sorry this site is not allow cut.
Sorry this site is not allow copy.
Sorry this site is not allow paste.
Sorry this site is not allow to inspect element.
Sorry this site is not allow to view source.

Discover more from Hub Gist

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading