No Officers Should Search Your Phone Without Court Warrant- Police Chief

No Officers Should Search Your Phone Without Court Warrant- Police Chief

The Deputy Commissioner of Police Bassey Ewah has warned Nigerians against allowing police officers to search their phones at checkpoints without showing a court warrant. Information Guide Nigeria

According to PEOPLES GAZETTE, Mr Ewah said, “No policeman can ask for your phone unless there is a warrant. Unless you are being investigated as a person.

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“I stand to be corrected; please do not give any policeman who stopped you at the checkpoint your phones,” he reiterated. “It’s not our schedule. If we are investigating you, we will present a warrant and then demand for your phone. Please take note.” Jamb Result

Recall that in October 2020, the Former Inspector General of police Mohammed Adamu banned police officers from searching mobile phones and laptops of individuals.

PEOPLES GAZETTE reports that despite the ban, police officers continued seizing and accessing phones of individuals at check points.

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Idongesit Akpa-Ayang

Idongesit is a graduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo. Currently working as a news reporter at InfoGuide Nigeria.

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