IG warns against detaining suspects beyond 48hrs


The Inspector General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris has warned his officers and men to guide against detaining any suspect in police custody beyond the specification of the law, which is 48 hours.
According to Idris, any police personnel involved in such illegal detention has breached the right of such suspect.
The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Fafowora made  the position of the (IG) known in Ilorin,  the state capital while answering questions on a Radio Kwara personality interview programme “Playing Host,” on Monday.
Fafowora said any police involved in such unlawful detention and the police authority is sued, the salary and the gratuity of such officer would be used to pay the garnishee order.
Though, the police commissioner disclosed that the police authority would first pay such fine to avoid embarrassment, and later such money would be deducted from the gratuity of the indicted officer.
According to him, the police hierarchy does not want to be involved in any issue involving human rights violation or any form of abuses.
Fafowora also disclosed that the police boss has further directed that all hospitals that receive cases of patients with gunshot, including armed robbery suspects, should first treat the patient but advised the hospital authorities to report such matter to the nearest police station for further investigation.
The CP said a bill to that effect is before the National Assembly and therefore appealed to all officers and men of the command to follow strictly all laws and order guiding them in the discharge of their legitimate duties so as not to fall foul of the law.

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