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You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by Ritzy10: 7:43pm On May 13
The Nigeria Police Force says Nigerians have the right to search its men in select circumstances.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said this in a statement on Monday title0d, ‘(Part 2) Tips For Safe And Cordial Conduct During An Arrest.’ The Police said if an officer is about to search a citizen or a property, that citizen has the right to first search the policeman in order to ensure that no evidence is planted.

According to the NPF, Nigerians also have the right to demand to know the reason for their arrest whenever an arrest is about to be made.The Force spokesman further stated that in some instances, Nigerians have the right to demand that an arrest warrant is presented before allowing themselves to be apprehended.

The statement reads in part, “You may politely request that the officer be searched before searching you. Often times, this helps to allay fears that someone may be trying to plant incriminating items on you or implicate you in any other way. “Demand to see the warrant of arrest where necessary (note, however, that not all invitation/arrest requires a warrant). As a matter of fact, under our laws, the Police have wide powers to arrest without warrant in many circumstances.

“Politely request that the officers allow you inform a trusted friend or a family member or a lawyer soon after your arrest in order to avoid unnecessary apprehension as to your whereabouts or safety. “If the arrest requires the officer to conduct a search on you, demand to see the Search Warrant and comply with all legitimate instruction during the search (note that there are a lot of instances where a policeman can search you with or without warrant).” The Force called on Nigerians never to resist arrest, even if it seems unjustified.

It also counselled Nigerians to never interfere in the arrest of a third party.

According to the statement, the Police may ask one to perform some tests such as walking in a straight line if a person is pulled over on suspicion of being drunk or high on drugs.

A Nigerian also has the right to decline writing a statement upon arrest

https://punchng.com/you-have-the-right-to-search-a-policeman-before-he-searches-you-npf/amp/

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by Nbote(m): 7:44pm On May 13
Lolzzz.. Dis ppl are setting Nigerians up for more police brutality.. Police wey dey already issue out slaps and punches for only asking dem questions, Now dem go get excuse to even shoot with all confidence now...
Oga why U shoot am na?
Police: U no see say him wan snatch my rifle??
Case closed....

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by JasonScoolari: 7:45pm On May 13
Most Nigerians will abuse this privilege and want to show their egoistic behaviour when they come across a police officer.

Kudos to the Nigeria Police and especially Frank Mba.

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by SarkinYarki: 7:46pm On May 13
Instead of finding ways to train their men better they are again passing the ball to Nigerians as usual

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by demolinka(m): 7:49pm On May 13
Na like dis I wan dey search all the SARS police wen dey mescafo...

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by RoyalBlu(f): 7:49pm On May 13
Miss yarn of the decade.

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by Shegzy8(m): 7:49pm On May 13
See setup

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by NwaNimo1(m): 7:49pm On May 13
Have they informed their own officers?

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by lonlytroy(m): 7:49pm On May 13
Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by lonlytroy(m): 7:50pm On May 13
Highest joke of all time

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by Proudlyngwa(m): 7:50pm On May 13
grin

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by Tastemoney(m): 7:50pm On May 13
This Is limited to the rich and powerful.
Try this as a commoner at ur own peril
Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by Lamasta(m): 7:50pm On May 13
Not in my country Nigeria will a civilian have the right to search a policeman. Buhari 2016 cool
Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by kolafolabi(m): 7:51pm On May 13
That's absolutely correct.. But in Nigeria, freedom of searching policeman man is guaranteed but freedom after is what I don't know grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by Firgemachar: 7:51pm On May 13
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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by cystem(m): 7:51pm On May 13
So these people just want more of us dead ��� They want to reduce population by all means. Biko beware

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by THUNDER4real(m): 7:51pm On May 13
What!!!! Nigerians hold your ears:: Don't try it..Don't mind what he is saying, They are looking for a better rationale to increase their brutality....My hand no dey

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by gaventa: 7:51pm On May 13
U na Old timer oooo. Haven’t heard the word “mescafo” in years
demolinka:
Na like dis I wan dey search all the SARS police wen dey mescafo...

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by godquality: 7:51pm On May 13
Nbote:
Lolzzz.. Dis ppl are setting Nigerians up for more police brutality
am telling you, this officer is like a midfielder making an assist. because the beating one will receive from a police man eh after demanding to search the officer only God know.

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by BlacSmit: 7:51pm On May 13
See setup abeg, shocked

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by david22uu(m): 7:51pm On May 13
I know they want to reduce Nigeria population

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by hopevalley: 7:51pm On May 13
Please, do not be tempted a search a policeman because he may gun you down and claimed that you were trying to disarm him. Click on the first link on my signature to know how to export agricultural products to foreign countries and make millions of naira as profit.

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 7:52pm On May 13
grin grin grin grin

Seems this man is high on Ogbomosho weed. grin

Try this with the Nigeria police at owners risk grin grin

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by xynerise(m): 7:52pm On May 13
You say? grin grin

Don't fall that death trap o cheesy
Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by Oluwasaeon(m): 7:53pm On May 13
BlacSmit:
See setup abeg, shocked
Confam setup
Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by Arda1000(m): 7:53pm On May 13
Hmmm! Una won send people to early grave abi.search a police man in this country.....I swaer if that kpo kpo no shot u eh!
Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by seunak2016: 7:53pm On May 13
noted
Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by Chivasex: 7:54pm On May 13
Na so

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by Kennyolawumi: 7:54pm On May 13
Nigeria Police? Nah am not searching
Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by chukslawrence(m): 7:55pm On May 13
Ikorodu police? I say NO to this death trap.

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Re: You Have The Right To Search A Policeman Before He Searches You — NPF by Duplik8t77(m): 7:55pm On May 13
Dem go just dey tell us Wetin no possible for this country

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