The Ekiti State police command has defended its decision to dismiss a policewoman, Olajide Omolola, for getting pregnant out of wedlock.
The corporal serving at the Iye Divisional Police Headquarters in Ilejemeje LGA of the state was dismissed from the force last week for breaching the section 127 of the Police Act and Regulation which prohibits a female police officer from getting pregnant before marriage in the Force.
The Officer (PPRO) in the state, ASP Sunday Abutu, noted that every organisations have rules guiding their conduct. He stated that Omolola embarrassed the force by flouting the police Act which she agreed to adhere to before joining the service.
Speaking to Vanguard, he said; “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.”
“People bringing emotions and personal opinion to it should not be the case. In your own establishment, you have your own rules and regulations and no matter how small or big the rule is, nobody should go against it or take it for granted.
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,” He added.