There is a saying that "police is your friend " in Nigeria. Most people do not believe in this popular phrase anymore due to police brutality they've witnessed or experienced. Often times the Nigerian police acts outside the confines of their power as enshrined in the police Act. They use their uniforms and weapons to … Continue reading Bringing a lawsuit against Nigerian police for brutality.
The constitution of Nigeria provides for bail of an accused person generally. The provision of bail is largely hinged on presumption of innocence. Bail is a constitutional right; S. 35(4), s35(5) and s36(5) of the Constitution of FRN 1999( as amended) on the right to personal liberty. Section 35(4) 1999 Constitution. However it is pertinent … Continue reading Can the court revoke the bail of Nnamdi Kanu upon the application of the attorney General of the Federation?
Most of us are familiar with situations where a creditor engages the services of police or army to recover debts from debtors through means of arrest, torture or intimidation. This arrangement is reached between the police and the creditor and a percentage that will be payed to the police is agreed upon. This practice … Continue reading The illegality of using Police to recover debts in Nigeria.