NHRC: Most Nigerian Police Stations Perform Below Acceptable Standards

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The report of a survey released by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) yesterday has further exposed the rot in the 369 police stations in the country.

The findings the research, which was jointly conducted by the commission and Altus Global Alliance, stated that only 10 police stations out of 369 assessed in 21 state police commands performed credibly under five areas of key indicators.

The research involved visits and inspection of police stations across the six geopolitical zones of the country and it was conducted between November 18 and 23, 2013.

Executive Secretary of NHRC, Prof. Bem Angwe, who disclosed the findings to newsmen in Abuja said the team of inspectors assessed each police station in five key areas, namely: Community orientation, physical conditions, equal treatment of members of the public, transparency and accountability and detention conditions.

He said the commission deployed 1,115 persons comprising its staff, local community and groups to conduct the visits.

According to the report, Karu police station, Abuja, was adjudged the best having polled 100 per cent in the five indicator areas.
Ilupeju and Ikoyi police stations in Lagos emerged second and third respectively, while Adatan police station in Ogun, Victoria Island in Lagos and New Heaven police station Enugu came fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.

Badagry police station, Lagos, and Life Camp, Abuja, tied in 7th position, while Ijanikin police station, Lagos, was placed eighth.

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