IG issues warning to police on bail

IG issues warning to police on bail

- Ibrahim Idris receives the National Association of Nigerian Students in his office

- He urged them to report any police officer violating their rights

- He insisted that bail is free as payments contravenes police act

The inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris has sent a message to Nigerians to report any police officer trying to violate their rights just as he warned officers to desist from wrong acts.

NTA reports that the police chief gave this warning when he received the executive officers of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in his office in Abuja on Wednesday, April 12.

He urged Nigerians to report to the state police command any officer that violates their right.

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He said: “If any officer tries to violate your rights, you should inform us and we will take appropriate measures against him.”

He urged officers to adhere to the police act which encourages democratic processes.

Idris also urged for better communication and liaison between the two to prevent clashes.

He also spoke about the issue of bail insisting it was free.

He said: “Those officers insisting on payment for bail are acting outside the police laws/”

Mr Kadiri Haruna who is the president of NANS noted that bad people sometimes hijack their peaceful protests and promised that those people would henceforth be handed over to the police.

“NANS with partnership with the police will always expose the bad eggs among it.”

He said NANS was committed to ending the clashes between police and students.

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“With the partnership with the police, the arrest and detention of students would be curtailed.”

The NAN president called on the police boss to address the alleged demand of money by personnel of the police for bail when it said it was free.

Source: Naija.ng

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