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Tuesday, 14 May 2019

You can request to search a policeman before he searches you — Force PRO



The Nigeria Police Force says Nigerians have the right to search its men in select circumstances, a report by Punch has revealed.

The Force PRO, Frank Mba, said this in a statement on Monday titled, ‘(Part 2) Tips For Safe And Cordial Conduct During An Arrest.’ The Police said if an officer is about to search a citizen or a property, that citizen has the right to first search the policeman in order to ensure that no evidence is planted.

According to the NPF, Nigerians also have the right to demand to know the reason for their arrest whenever an arrest is about to be made.

The Force spokesman further stated that in some instances, Nigerians have the right to demand that an arrest warrant is presented before allowing themselves to be apprehended. (Channels TV)

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