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He assured that the Force had put in place adequate measures to protect the citizens, ensure the success of all the activities lined up for the anniversary celebration and prevent any untoward situation throughout the period of the celebration, and beyond.

The new move led to the collaboration of the high command with the Nasarawa State University to train over 24 officers in the gender unit of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID) on ‘Child molestation prevention and management for personnel of gender unit of NPF’.

The agreement was signed in a bilateral policing engagement, targeted at deepening and consolidating relationship between the Nigeria Police Force and the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) in core areas of policing such as manpower development, intelligence sharing, tackling regional and transnational threats and crimes, amongst others.

The IGP made this known during a courtesy call on the Force leadership by the president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olumide Akpata, accompanied by other officials of the association, on Wednesday, 4th August, 2021, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

Ajulo, who quoted section 12 of Criminal Procedure Act, Section 28(d) of Criminal Procedure Code as well as the Supreme Court Judgment in the case of Nweke V. The State (1965) 1 ALL NLR 114, said the trio has committed no crime. He said a certain section of the Nigerian criminal laws permits citizens arrest of a suspected criminal even without a warrant.

The State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, who doubled as Chairman of the Committee on Child and Human Trafficking in the State, Akingbolahan Adeniran, made this submission during the constitution of Coordinators and Subcommittee of Task Forces to tackle incessant human trafficking and molestation of child, held at his office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Arthur-Worrey spoke on Thursday during a stakeholders’ roundtable in Lagos on Police Budget, organised by the Rule of Law and Accountability Advocacy Centre and the Nigerian Policing Programme.