THE TASK OF CRIME PREVENTION/DETECTION Crime prevention and/or policing in every society is agreed across all schools of thought to be a very difficult task. However, a country like ours, it is more difficult considering the absence of necessary technology based apparatus of investigation like a collective database of all citizens and residents of the … Continue reading Investigation and Arraignment by Security Agencies; An Overview of the Right to Personal Liberties of Nigerians
The laws regulating the powers of the police to arrest are the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (“Constitution”,) the Police Act, the Criminal Procedure Act (“CPA”), the Criminal Procedure Code (“CPC”), the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (“ACJA”) and the Administration of Criminal Justice Laws (“ACJL”) of various states. The CPA,CPC, ACJA and … Continue reading Powers of the Police and the Rights of A Person upon Arrest
It’s a cool Saturday evening, you and your friends are at your house watching Liverpool V. Arsenal match. On a cool Sunday evening, you and your girlfriends are in your living room with a bottle of wine, listening and talking about that juicy gossip that just couldn’t be said over the phone when you hear … Continue reading Search: Things to do before the Police Search your Home
Stop!!! Come down!! Wey your phone!!? Open am make I see…… An average Nigerian (youths most especially) at some point will most likely have experienced the scenario portrayed above or at least heard a narration of how security agents at some point attempted or searched through peoples’ phones. Thus, it’s neither a new thing nor … Continue reading Right to Privacy and the Search of Phones by Security Agents
Questions that may come to mind of many individuals facing the conduct of search by the police includes can the Nigerian police actually search me and my properties without a search warrant; Can I demand a search warrant be produced before the police conduct their search?; Can a male police officer search a woman and … Continue reading Police and Searches: Can the Police Conduct A Search Against You Without A Warrant?
I know some of you are aware of the drama going on among the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), National Judicial Council (NJC), The President and The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) with regards to declaration of assets, probably why this topic won out of the three. I won’t give you the gist about the … Continue reading Declaration of Assets by Public Officers