IGP advocates special courts to try over 1,000 suspected kidnappers

IG orders investigation, arrest over threat to southerners in North

Over 1,000 suspected kidnappers are now in police detention nationwide.

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, made this known at the palace of the Oba of Lagos in the course of his working visit to Lagos State.

Idris pleaded with the Presidency to set up special courts to fast track the trial of the suspects.

The police chief also said new 86 area commanders had been created and the Force Headquarters had written to the Police Service Commission for their take off.

He said, “We are addressing the issue of kidnapping across the country. On the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway, we paraded more than 50 last week and today (Thursday), more suspects were paraded in Kaduna.

“Like I suggested in other fora, we should have a change. There should be a law creating a special court for kidnapping. Secondly, the period for trial should be shortened so that within a month or two, people are sentenced.

“At the moment, we have over a thousand suspected kidnappers in our custody nationwide. I believe we are winning the war and if these adjustments are made, kidnapping would be a thing of past.”


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