Inspector General of Police seeks legislation to ease arrest and prosecution of criminals in Africa

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has called for legislation to make the arrest and prosecution of criminals within Africa easier.


In a statement, Nigeria Police Force Spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, said Mr Idris made the call on the sideline of the General Assembly of the Union Mechanism for Police Commissions (AFRIPOL) in Algiers.


According to him, if criminals committed offences in a country and escaped to another country, the police usually found it difficult to arrest and return them to the place the crime was committed to face the law.


Mr Idris said the proposed law will therefore redress this ugly trend, hence, bolster the criminal justice system in the continent.


He said that this, therefore, means more efficiency and diligence in the operations of the various police commissions and forces in the continent.