NBA Benin Branch Human Rights Committee Calls for Restructuring of Nigeria Police Stop and Search Operations

Says attitude of police ifficers hostile and intimidating.

The Chairman and members of the Human Rights Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) the Lion Branch, has said that the persisting problem of stop and searches in Edo state and that the attitude of a lot of officers conducting stop and searches are abhorrent and in violation of the fundamental rights of the citizens of Edo State amongst other things.

The Committee made this known when it paid a courtesy visit on the Commissioner of Police, Edo State on the 9th day of March 2021.

While welcoming the guests, the Comlmissioner agreed that while they do their best in the course of performing their tasks, there might be random actions which might fall short of the mark and a collaboration between the Human Rights Committee/citizens and the Nigerian Police force will go a long way to bridge this gap.

He described Edo State as a State where the indigenous love peace and are hardworking, contrary to his expectations when he was transferred here and affirmed that he ever available and ready to resolve complaints of human rights violations against his officials and perform his duty of protecting the State.


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