CoronaVirus: Minimize Visiting The Police Station Unless Absolutely Necessary – IGP Of Police
Due to the deadly Coronavirus pandemic, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has beckoned on Nigerians to avoid social visits to police stations and other police offices. The coronavirus case has risen to 30 cases in Nigeria.
According to the IGP, citizens should minimise official visits to police stations, except where absolutely necessary.
Adamu in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, by the force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, also enjoined Nigerians to voluntarily adhere to directives guiding against the spread of coronavirus in the country.
The statement, with Ref No. CZ.5300/FPRD/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.2/, quoted the IGP as warning against unnecessary arrests and detention of suspects. The statement directs the Zonal AIGs and Command CPs to ensure there are no cases of unnecessary arrests and detention of suspects.
In the statement, detention of suspects ought to reduce to the barest minimum and that only very serious cases such as terrorism, armed robbery, homicide and other non-bailable offences should warrant detention.
The IGP further directs that adequate measures to screen persons to be committed into police custody. He enjoins citizens to avoid social visits to police stations and other police offices, except where absolutely necessary.
The IGP has also ordered the immediate closure of the Nigeria Police Academy as well as all Police Primary and Secondary Schools nationwide.
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