Police Spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin Reveals Why Female Police Office, Fauzziyah Ebunoluwa Isiak Was Detained For Trying To Resign
Fauzziyah Ebunoluwa Isiak, a young police officer of the Nigeria Police Force, raised alarm through her Twitter handle of the mistreatment she was unleashed on by the Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State command for seeking to resign from the Police Force.
She disclosed that having served in the Nigeria Police Force across six years, she sought to resign a year ago. According to her, her several resignation letters to the police authority over a year ago, were refused approval by the Force. After leaving the service for a period of 21days, she was informed that the deputy commissioner of police wanted to grant her an interview. She explained that she was thereafter detained in an unbearable condition by the Police Force.
Her lengthy tweet reads: “I never saw this coming. I have never thought I’ll be put in detention without interrogation. All I did was try to resign. I have been trying to resign from the Police since last year but my letters were not approved. My boss had called me to show up yesterday 24th of may to meet the Deputy commissioner for an interview. I thought they were finally going to approve my resignation but the only words I heard was that I should be detained to be tried and dismissed. Due to the shock, I couldn’t say anything as the officer led me away.
“Later, I heard that I should have begged and cried but my lack of reaction worsened the matter. I cried a river after it all dawned on me. I have not taken my clothes and shoes off since yesterday. I can’t even change my sanitary pad. My migraine is throbbing at full speed and my head is about to Explode from exhaustion. My mother has called that she has been advised to come and plead that i will continue working.
“I have been working for 6 years and I think it is fair to let someone go and aid them to leave if they do not want to stay anymore. I have been very easygoing since i was born, this is my first time in this kind of situation. I have always worked in the administrative department, in fact, the religious department of the Nigeria Police. I believe in pursuing everything with passion, i always remove myself whenever I think i am no longer giving full attention to a job or career. I don’t know how long I’ll be here for but I really need to sleep.
If the women at the provost office had not given me some Paracetamol yesterday afternoon, I may not have survived until now. I don’t know how long I will be here for but I’ll appreciate a blanket with sanitary pad. The cold is about to snuff my life out. As I sit here through the night and the mosquitos hum in my ears. I keep talking to them to ask them why someone who could have stamped my letter and put me through on what to do will have me held down and humiliated instead. I can’t imagine what my mother will be going through now to hear that her daughter is being detained and she has to come to Ikeja to plead on her behalf. My mother has never had to worry over me before and she has to do it without my dad”.
However, the Spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin has disputed Fauzziyah Ebunoluwa Isiak’s claims. According to the Force spokesperson, Fauzziyah Ebunoluwa Isiak faces orderly room trial for absconding from service. He explained that corporal Fauzziyah absconded without her resignation letter being approved by the police authority.
In his words: ” It is one thing to turn in your resignation. It is another thing for the application to be processed, upon which you receive your discharge certificate.
“PoliceNG , absence from duty for twenty-one days without leave or permission automatically results in your being declared a deserter. Every serving member knows this.
“Corporal Fauzziyah Isiak, who serves in the office of the Imam of the Command, without leave, permission or discharge from service, absconded from duty for over a month, in flagrant disregard for the conditions of service she willingly signed to.
“For this offence against discipline, she was detained yesterday for the commencement of her orderly room trial today”.
He further accused Fauzziyah of deliberately distorting her claims to tarnish the goodwill of the Nigeria Police Force
“Secondly, she has maliciously brought the name of the Force into disrepute by distorting/misrepresenting facts – a discreditable conduct that amounts to another disciplinary offence.
“Nevertheless, she would have an opportunity to explain herself at the trial, after which a decision will be made”