A NEW ERA: Nigeria Police Force Pledges End to Torture of Suspects

By: Chiziterem Bethrand / April 3rd, 2024 / 12 views

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In a significant shift towards justice and human rights, the Nigeria Police Force has declared an end to the use of torture on suspects in their custody.

This groundbreaking announcement, made by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi, signals a turning point in law enforcement practices across the nation.

The decision comes in the wake of increased scrutiny following the arrest of suspected killers of a Divisional Police Officer in Rivers State, in light of these developments, the police force is now committed to conducting professional interviews and interrogations in accordance with the Anti-torture Act of 2017.

Gone are the days of brutal interrogation tactics; instead, the focus is on obtaining information through ethical and lawful means. Adejobi emphasized that while it may take time to extract information, torture is no longer a method employed by the police.

This declaration marks a pivotal moment in Nigeria’s law enforcement landscape, as authorities recognize the importance of upholding human rights and adhering to legal standards.

It sends a clear message that accountability and transparency are paramount in the pursuit of justice, as the Nigeria Police Force embraces this new approach, it sets a precedent for law enforcement agencies worldwide, demonstrating the power of reform and progress in ensuring the dignity and rights of all individuals, even those in custody.


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