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Policemen are not permitted to search citizens’ phones – Lagos CP

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fayoade Adegoke, has said that no police officer is permitted to search the phones of any Nigerian. 

The police boss said this while speaking on Melody FM. According to CP Adegoke, the Police Force has a cyber section responsible for that, adding that if a police officer suspects a person of committing a crime via their phone, all the officer needs to do is to take the person to the station so the phone could be searched.

“No policeman has the right to beat citizens. You, the people, are the government’s employers; your taxes support us. Thus, we have to treat you with the appropriate decency. On the issue of searching phones, no policeman has the right to search your phone. If a policeman suspects anything on your phone, he will take you to the station to search the phone. We have a cyber department that deals with all that,” he said

The police boss also reaffirmed that bail was unrestricted while urging the public to expose corrupt police officers.

“If you feel you have been cheated by a policeman or a policeman engaged in corruption, kindly report the policeman to his DPO. If the DPO is not forthcoming, report to the Area Commander. I believe your case will be solved but if you still feel cheated, please report to me directly. My phone number is open to all Lagosians,” the CP said

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