Parade Of Suspects Is Unconstitutional – NHRC

Parade Of Suspects Is Unconstitutional – NHRC

Parade Of Suspects Is Unconstitutional – NHRC

Parade Of Suspects Is Unconstitutional – NHRC

According to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), it is against the law for security organizations in the nation to parade suspects who have not yet been found guilty.

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On Thursday, September 8, NHRC Executive Secretary Tony Ojukwu made this disclosure and added that the commission would pursue legal action against the police and all parties involved in the conduct.

Ojukwu requested that suspects paraded prior to trial petition the commission, further disclosing that the court had denounced the practice. He also gave them the assurance that the case will be reviewed.

Parade Of Suspects Is Unconstitutional – NHRC

He said;  “Unfortunately, we discovered that people whose rights have been violated in such a manner, walk away and forget everything once they are released on bail.

“Let me put it on record that anybody who has suffered that kind of treatment can approach the commission and together, we will follow up the case till we get justice.

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“However, if after someone has been paraded and the person walks away without pursuing the case, it becomes impossible to tackle the person’s case.”

Ojukwu also said the commission would work with stakeholders to ensure that journalists were protected.

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