Nigeria Police has Lost over N600 Million to Court Cases

IGP-camouflage-610x250It has been revealed that the Nigeria Police Force has lost over N600 million as a result of various court judgments, but most especially those related to breach of fundamental human rights.

This revelation was made by the Nigerian Tribune which also added that the development is seriously affecting the finances of the force. The Police had raised the alarm on January 1, over litigations emanating from human rights violation by policemen.

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Abubakar, who raised the serious concern at the workshop on incorporating human rights manual for police training colleges, said that this trend must change in accordance with democratic policing. The IGP who was represented by the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) training, Melvin Akpoyibo, noted that in enforcing the law, the police engage all suspects in the society with little or no modern techniques to carry out the assignment.

The IGP said that the issue of human right has assumed global dimension, hence they are moving a step further to make it all encompassing. He also added that they are attaching importance to getting a training manual to reach human rights. The Chairperson, African Commission on Human and People’s right, Dupe Atoki, said that the police need to know about the principles both international and national that guides their operations and guard against torture of suspects.


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