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IGP Sets Up Protection Unit For Judges

Posted: May 8, 2015 at 10:15 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Hassan Zaggi –  Abuja


In an effort to ensure that judges in the country get the needed protection, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has directed Command Commissioners of Police (CPs) to immediately set up Judges Protection Units (JPU) for Judges and courts within their areas of responsibilities.

This is also aimed at ensuring that the Judiciary has adequate security to carry-out their duties.

The IGP has also directed the reduction in the number of Police aides attached to Civil Commissioners nationwide.

In a statement, a copy of which was made available to Daily Independent in Abuja, Thursday, the IGP further directed Command CPs to assign Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) in charge of Training and Development to conduct proper training and orientation exercise for personnel constituting JPU.

He emphasized that personnel designated for this assignment must exhibit high sense of professionalism, courage, integrity, discipline and respect for human rights.

The Police High Command equally enjoins members of the public not to relent in their collaborative efforts at reporting any suspicious criminal element in their area at the nearest Police Station.