The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase on Thursday in Benin, warned operatives of the Edo State Police Command to avoid the practice of detaining people indefinitely to enable them shop for evidence to incriminate them.
Addressing officers and men of the Command during an official visit to the state, he said .
“I don’t expect most of you to bring people into our facility and detain them indefinitely while you are shopping for evidence. You must be able to have evidence before you bring them into our facility.
“You cannot abridge the fundamental rights of Nigerians; you cannot treat them as if they are people who have been conquered. You must respect these rights,” he said.