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Lagos Assembly Enacts Bill Banning Parade Of Suspects By Police

On Monday, the Lagos State House of Assembly, passed an amended version of the Criminal Justice Law of the state barring the police from parading crime suspects before the media.

Section 9(A) of the bill states that, “As from the commencement of this law, the police shall refrain from parading any suspect before the media.”

The bill further stated that, “the conditions under which a policeman could arrest without a warrant was when a person was reasonably and unlawfully in possession of firearms or other weapons”.

It also barred the police or any other agency from arresting a person “in lieu of any other person in a criminal matter”.

The bill stipulates that a suspect should be “accorded humane treatment, with the right to dignity of person; not be subjected to any form of torture, cruel, inhumane or degrading treatmen

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