Nigerian female cop wins WBF super belt in London

A Nigerian female police, Police Constable Mary Yetunde Aina, has won an international championship bout against United Kingdom’s Laura Pain.

Constable Mary Aina alias Iron Abbey

Aina won the bout to clinch the World Boxing Foundation (WBF) International Super Bantamweight Title Belt at the City Coast Centre in Portslade, East Sussex, London, on Friday February 18, 2022.


In a statement signed by the Acting Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Force Headquarters, Abuja, on Sunday.

Iron Abbey

the Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Usman Alkali Baba, congratulated the female cop, also known as ‘Iron Abbey’ for making the Nigeria Police Force proud.

The statement read further: “Abbey, who serves in the Lagos State Police Command, has distinguished herself greatly in the boxing sphere by winning several awards and recommendations as a Boxing Referee at the amateur level.

“She is equally a renowned boxing judge and professional boxer with a clean sheet and several amateur wins to her name.

“The IGP, who intends to receive the champion in Nigeria on arrival soon, commended the cop for her courage and giant strides in making the nation and the Nigeria Police Force proud.

“In the same vein, the IGP called on sports enthusiasts within the Force to be unrelenting in developing their skills and dauntless in charting new frontiers in the world of sports.

“Similarly, IGP while applauding the unprecedented feats recorded in the Nigeria Police Sports circle, charged officers of the Nigeria Police Force to develop and diversify their talents towards the advancement of modern policing strategies that are capable of strengthening the internal security of the country as required.”

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