Police brutality, extortion have reached frightening level – CJN (Punch)

Police brutality, extortion have reached frightening level – CJN (Punch)

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has directed that Chief Magistrates should periodically inspect police stations and other detention centres in their domains, to curb growing level of citizen maltreatment by police and other security agencies.

This followed what he described as the “frightening proportions” of “horrific incidents of police brutality, inordinate arrest, detention and extortion of innocent Nigerians by officers across the country” in recent time. The Special Assistant to the CJN on Media, Mr. Awassam Bassey, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. Read more

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