Don’t detain suspects while shopping for evidence- Arase warns policemen

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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.

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