Safeguard citizens’ rights, IGP urges police legal officers

In line with his administration’s efforts to bequeath to Nigerians a Police Force compliant with the rule of law, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun on Thursday met with police legal officers at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, urging them to safeguard citizens’ rights and ensure due process in all aspects of policing activities.

The IGP reiterated the critical role of police legal prosecutors and advisors in ensuring adherence to legal procedures, ethical standards, and human rights principles in all policing operations. He emphasized the need for continuous training and capacity-building initiatives to enhance the legal proficiency of police personnel across all levels.

The IGP stressed the importance of nurturing a system of professionalism, accountability, and transparency within the Nigeria Police Force, highlighting the significance of aligning police actions with constitutional provisions, statutory regulations, and international conventions to maintain public trust and confidence in the Nigeria Police.

The Inspector General of Police also urged all police legal officers to remain vigilant in safeguarding citizens’ rights and ensuring due process in all aspects of policing activities, stressing the importance of collaboration between legal advisors and operational units to achieve operational effectiveness while respecting human rights and the rule of law.

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