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Policemen collecting money for bail are not different from kidnappers – Lagos commissioner of Police


The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Zubairu Muazu, on Tuesday, inaugurated a statement-taking room for the CID Panti, Yaba, warning that policemen collecting money for bail were not different from kidnappers and would not be spared.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the facility was provided by the Rule of Law and Anti-corruption (RoLAC) Programme managed by the British Council and funded by European Union.

At the introduction on Tuesday, Muazu lauded RoLAC for the activity, taking note of that announcement taking was significant in police examination

The chief said that announcement taking was the establishment of police examination.

He said the office was imperative to police activities, guaranteeing the British Council that it would be put to viable use.

The Lagos police manager cautioned officials men of the order against degenerate exercises, saying that anybody got would be unequivocally managed.

“I exhort that we remain far from debasement. It gives us awful name as it is amateurish and exploitative

He forewarned them against gathering cash for safeguard.

“We have dependably said safeguard is free and we would not joke about this. I continue saying that any police officer who gathers cash for safeguard isn’t not quite the same as a hijacker. The main distinction is that everybody knows where you kept the suspects.

“The nation is hard and we need the general population more than they need us. Give us a chance to avoid defilement,” he said.

Muazu lauded DCP Yetunde Longe accountable for the CID for perseverance.

He guaranteed individuals from the open that the office would be used viably.

Remarking, DCP Longe said the CID was set up to grasp world accepted procedures in examination.

He lauded ROLAC for giving hardware and preparing officials joined to the division.

“This will in no little measure increase the value of our profitability. I need to guarantee the CP, the contributor and different partners that this office will be sensibly used for the proposed reason.

“The vision and mission of the I-G, Mohammed Adamu, to guarantee determined examinations is an undertaking that must be practiced,” she said.

The Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions, Mrs Titilayo Shitta-Bay, said she was pleased to observe the initiation, noticing that the office was imperative to police examinations.

She said that there had been issues with the way in which explanations were being taken from suspects.

She noticed that the Administration of Criminal Justice Laws, 2015, commanded recording of explanations.

Mrs. Ajibola Ijimakinwa, the Lagos State Program Coordinator of RoLAC, said that the program was gone for improving great administration, checking debasement and guaranteeing that police cases would have a fruitful arraignment.

“This is the reason we work and collaborate with the police to guarantee basic laws are clung to.

“We are taking a gander at setting up greater explanation accepting rooms in Lagos as we anticipate the compelling utilization of the office,” she said.

NAN reports that the three-room office has exploring/proclamation taking rooms and a checking focus where cops examining cases are observed. (NAN)

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