Onogben expresses concern on brutality, arrest and detention of suspects by police

Nigeria’s acting Chief Judge, Justice Walter Onoghenon

Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Walter Onoghen, has expressed concern over the cases of brutality, indiscriminate arrests and detention of suspects by the police.

The Chief Justice of the federation said the situation has reached a frightening proportion.

Justice Onoghen in a statement explained that magistrate courts have been overwhelmed with cases of brutality, inordinate arrests and detention of people in police cells.

He explained that there is the need to curb such excesses through the powers of courts, ahead of the 2019 polls.

Justice Onoghen directs chief magistrates to conduct an inspection of all police stations and other places of detention, except prisons, in their jurisdiction every month.

 

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