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IGP seeks legislation to ease arrest, prosecution of criminals in Africa

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has advocated for the promulgation of a legislation to make the arrest and prosecution of suspects within Africa easier.

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Idris spoke to newsmen in the Algerian Capital,Aligiers, during the maiden edition of the General Assembly of the Union Mechanism for Police Commissions( AFRIPOL).

The IGP lamented:” Sometimes, if a criminal commits an offence in your country and escape to other countries, the Police usually find it difficult to bring him back home to face justice.

” The proposed law will therefore redress this ugly trend, hence, bolster the criminal justice system in the continent.

” This therefore means more efficiency and diligence in the operations of the various police commissions and forces in the continent.”

Idris further called for a stronger synergy between the police commissions, sharing of intelligence and sustained myriad of cooperation.

” This also means effective fight of cross border crimes and criminality, as well as enhanced internal security in the individual African countries.

” I am hereby commending Algeria for bringing together police chiefs from other sister African countries to brainstorm for better policing.

” This cooperation and strategy should be sustained so that law abiding citizens in the region can go to bed with their two eyes closed,” the Nigerian Police Boss, urged.

 


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