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Nigerian female police officer Aina beat UK’s Pain to clinch WBF title

Nigerian female Police Constable Mary Yetunde Aina (aka Iron Abbey) has won the WBF International Super Bantamweight title belt after defeating UK’s Laura Pain.

The bout took place on Friday at City Coast Centre in Portslade, East Sussex, London.

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.

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

The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba has commended the police officer for her feat.

A statement issued by Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi on Sunday, said the IGP, who intended 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.

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“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.

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“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,” Adejobi said.

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