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Senate considers Orji Kalu’s bill seeking to make Criminal Justice Act ‘more humane’

    Senate considers Orji Kalu’s bill seeking to make Criminal Justice Act ‘more humane’

A bill seeking to amend the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) has passed second reading at the senate. The bill sponsored by Orji Uzor Kalu, senate chief whip, is

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QUESTION: Lagos outlaws parade of suspects — but are police bound to comply?

    QUESTION: Lagos outlaws parade of suspects — but are police bound to comply?

The parade of suspects by law enforcement agencies in Nigeria, especially the police, has more or less become a norm across the country. This is despite the argument by lawyers

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Sanwo-Olu assents to bill preventing police from parading suspects

    Sanwo-Olu assents to bill preventing police from parading suspects

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has signed the Lagos State Administration of Criminal Justice (Amendment) Bill, 2021 into law. In July, the state house of assembly passed the amendment bill,

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Know Your Rights: You can decline police request for statement until a lawyer is present

    Know Your Rights: You can decline police request for statement until a lawyer is present

When a suspect is arrested by the police for an alleged crime, he or she will be asked to write a statement detailing the circumstances of the incident that led

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NGO seeks implementation of criminal justice law

  NGO seeks implementation of criminal justice law

Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN), a non-governmental organisation, has called on states across the country to adopt the Administration of

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