Nigeria: IGP Vows To Disown Police That Tortures/Detains Citizen Beyond 24 Hours

Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has on Tuesday warned that henceforth, any policeman that tortures any citizen or detains him beyond 24 hours would be disowned.

He bemoaned the prevalence of torture and unlawful detention beyond the stipulated 24 hours by the Nigeria Police Force.

Speaking yesterday while addressing Deputy Commissioners of Police from various commands across the country as part of consultations with high ranking officers in the force, the IGP said he would propose an amendment to Police Order 327, which has to do with the use of fire arms.

The IGP declared that the police were a noble organisation and as such, the officers and men must carry their shoulders high once they had performed their constitutional responsibilities without blemish.

  1. oyedua Oluwadare Reply

    Hello NPF, it is very easy to make law but what of to live by the law made? Is it not meant for Nigeria citizens? A question: how many police formations that follows the force order 327 or the which says suspects should not be tortured or be detained more 24hrs in this country? Is it not a country where unconnected suspect or innocent were been tortured and detained more than neccessary and nothing will be done to the very IPO, instead of craving a good image for the NPF in our palm our face has been engulfed by only bribery and corruption, pls look into this matter on time.

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