”Detain Suspect Beyond 48 Hours, Risk Dismissal” – IGP Warns FSARS


”Detain Suspect Beyond 48 Hours, Risk Dismissal” – IGP Warns FSARS – Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police, has warned FSARS officials to respect the rights of Nigerians. And, going against this will get them punished

The IGP made this known yesterday while reading the riot act at the Anambra State Police Command Headquarters, Amawbia at a lecture to FSARS officers.

Ibrahim Idris was represented by Amaechi Elumelu, the National Coordinator X-Squad and a Deputy Commissioner of Police. The statement said that to become a member of FSARS was voluntary and those who could not cope should opt out.
Idris Ibrahim also stated that detaining a suspect for more than 48hours without recourse to the court would lead to dismissal.

“You are created and authorised to handle only armed robbery and kidnapping cases. Operatives of FSARS are to be trained and retrained regularly to equip them with modern working knowledge and skills to perform optimally in line with international best practices.

“You’re barred from searching handsets and laptops of innocent citizens, unless the search is directly linked to a case or directed by IGP or any person or persons he so delegated. You’re prohibited from detaining any suspect beyond what the law says without recourse to the court.” he said

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