Sunday, November 28, 2021

Police IG Approves That The National Human Rights Commission Commences An Independent Audit Of Detention Cells In All Police Commands

Ibrahim K. Idris, the Nigerian Inspector-General of Police, has approved the request by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to start an independent audit of detention cells in all police commands and formations in Nigeria. This includes those of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

These visits will allow the NHRC to oversee the human rights situation of detainees as well as undertake a general audit of the state of Police detention facilities (cells) in the country. This exercise is part of the NHRC 2018 audit of police detention centers in Nigeria.

The NHRC was established by the Nigeria Human Right Commission (NHRC) ACT, 1995 as amended to deal with all matters relating to promotion, protection, and enforcement of human rights in Nigeria.

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