Connect with us


Police, other stakeholders applaud RoLAC for training DPOs



  The representative of the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs)from various police stations in  Lagos State and other security  stakeholders  on Wednesday commended  an NGO, the Rule of Law and Anti Corruption (RoLAC)for organising a two- day  training for their  officers on the rule of law.

The DPO in charge of  Satellite Division, Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP Chike Oti, gave the commendation on the last day of the training held in Lagos.

Oti, who was also a former Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command,  told the Nigeria News Agency in Lagos that such training would add to the existing knowledge of the police .

“It is very thoughtful of the organisers of this programme to put this training in place for police officers, bearing in mind that knowledge is power.

“One can only act from the point of what he knows and we have been exposed to things, that ordinarily we might  have taken for granted in the past.

“We have been taught a lot about what to expect during the visitation of the magistrate to our various police stations for inspection,” he said.

Oti said that the training was simply to acquaint the police officers  with the rule of law and create an enabling environment conducive for the inmates in their cells.

” We are now prepared for a magistrates’ visit every month to our cells for inspection and we are also ready to comply with reporting obligations under the law,” the police officer said.

Earlier,  Mr Ajibola Ijimakinwa,  the Lagos State Coordinator  of  RoLAC, had said that the training was to acquaint  the DPOs with the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015.

“These provisions mandate heads of police stations and other law enforcement agencies to submit periodic reports on arrests that are conducted without warrant.

“They also obligate designated magistrates to conduct periodic inspection visits to places of detention,” he said.

Mrs Muinat Oyekan, a Chief Magistrate from Abuja, said that the  oversight visit of the magistrate to police stations should be done without notice.

Joseph Otteh, a consultant to RoLAC,  said  that there was the  need to educate the DPOs on the importance of due  process and why they shoul always be   transparent  in their dugues in other to achieve the purpose of the ACJA.

Also, Bayo Akinlade, Chairman of the  Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ikorodu branch , said that the initiative would help to protect the rights of suspects and help in decongesting detention centres in Lagos.

Florence Adewale, a legal practitioner and a programme assistant with  RoLAC ,appreciated the great turnout by the DPOs for the training despite  their tight schedules.

NAN reports that no fewer than  100 police officers attended the training.


Edited by: Edith Bolokor/Peter Dada

Oladapo Udom: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]

Contact US: editor, nnnnews247

Logger in court for allegedly cheating businessman of N14m Facebook selects 12 African community leaders for accelerator programme FRSC seeks Police, Civil Defense collaboration in Bayelsa Bureau tasks MDAs on financial discipline, accountability in Nasarawa Accident claims 2 lives on Lagos-Ibadan expressway  Commission donates relief materials to IDPs, vulnerable persons in Plateau NGO distributes food items, stoves to vulnerable households in Kaduna Adamawa Sexual Referral Centre urges parents to report cases of GBV Steer clear of Ogun LG elections, Students warn corrupt politicians Supreme Court strikes out suit against Virtual hearing Third Mainland Bridge closure: LASWA partners LASEMA, LSSC to ensure safe waterways NCWS celebrates Shoda at 70 Bayelsa govt. inaugurates committee on LG minimum wage Bauchi govt. upgrades child birth units, renovates health centres Police arrest another couple for causing grievous harm to daughter in Enugu Major shake-up in Nigerian Army as 37 Generals redeployed Ondo 2020: PDP constitutes LG Congress Committee for primaries   Nigeria inaugurates 2nd Voluntary Review Report on SDGs Oyo State records highest daily figure of Coronavirus infections Lagos Govt urges striking doctors to return to work Osun records 17 new Coronavirus cases CBN moves to ban importation of maize Nigeria records 595 new cases of Coronavirus, total jumps to 33,153 Coronavirus: Osun govt. eases lockdown in 4 LGAs Merkel criticizes Chinese involvement in Hong Kong – but wants to keep talking Soaring Florida coronavirus cases cast shadow over tourism, Disney Private sector investment, key to reducing govt’s financial burden – Adebayo Coronavirus: ThisDay Dome Treatment Centre now testing centre Coronavirus: Edo expresses happiness over remarkable success in patients’ management Indoor airborne spread of Coronavirus possible – NCDC warns UNGA president blames rising hunger on flawed food systems Lagos NAWOJ organises free virtual skill acquisition trainings for female journalists Coronavirus: PTF conducts mid-term review of national response strategy Buhari approves new boards for NLNG, BGT Nigeria, Saudi Arabia restate commitment to OPEC+ Kano Emirate plans legal action against indiscriminate horse riders DPR warns public against fake recruitment notices Coronavirus: PTF discourages physical meetings, prefers virtual meetings Responsible journalism is key to success of democracy-Pantami UN expert accuses White House of ‘onslaught’ against media Domestic passengers to arrive 90 minutes before takeoff – Minister Coronavirus: Oyo State Govt donates ventilator, oxygen concentrator to UCH Yobe Govt. acquires 103 tractors, 7,500 metric tonnes of fertiliser 16 ships arrive Lagos ports with food items, other goods More people going hungry – UN Gov. Bello mourns former Niger health commissioner Lagos Speaker, other lawmakers pay condolence visit to late Tunde Braimoh’s family I-G says video in circulation of maltreatment of man not Nigerian France arrests globally wanted darknet child porn suspect Coronavirus response: NCD Alliance launches new civil society solidarity fund