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UNBELIEVABLE! SEE THE SHOCKING REASON WHY HOUSE OF REPS REJECTED POLICE REFORM BILL THAT WILL END SARS BRUTALITY…. DETAILS

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The lower legislative chamber, the House of Representative  has rejected the famous Nigeria Police Reform aimed at restructuring the police force and also ending the large scale of Police brutality and extortion  in the country.

The historic bill was rejected a=during a plenary sesssion on Wednesday almost a month after it was passed by the Senate.

The bill which is aimed at repealing the Nigeria Police Act 2004 is aimed at “provide for the framework for the police service” as well as ensure partnership between the police and communities.

The lawmakers specifically argued that some of the provisions are inconsistent with the 1999 constitution.

Abubakar lawal, chairman, house committee on police affairs, said while the changes to the police act are long overdue, the bill is inconsistent with the constitution.

“Unless we amend the constitution, we can not implement the bill. The bill also proposed the reduction of the number of DIGs, are we moving forward or backward? The bill is also referring to the Police as police force which is against the constitution,” he said.

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The provisions of the bill includes the following,   Establishment of a police fund; a fine of N100,000 or six months imprisonment for anyone who assaults a police officer, obstructs or resists a police officer; fine of N20,000 or three months imprisonment for officers caught taking liquor or intoxicating substance while on duty; establishment of community police forum.

The lawmakers specifically argued that some of the provisions are inconsistent with the 1999 constitution.

The Chairman of the House of Representative Committee on Police affairs stated that while effecting changes to the Nigeria Police Act is long over due, the bill is not consistent with the provisions of the  constitution.

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He stated that “Unless we amend the constitution, we can not implement the bill. The bill also proposed the reduction of the number of DIGs, are we moving forward or backward? The bill is also referring to the Police as police force which is against the constitution,”

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Image result for House of repsThe Deputy Speaker of the House of Representative,  Lasun Yusuf while inferring that the New Police Reform Bill will “further complicate things.”

“Most of the provisions of this bill are against the constitution. This bill is complicating matters. How can we talk about consultation with the governor when the commissioners of police are not answerable to the governors,” he  stated.

Image result for House of repsA legislator from Enugu State, Tobi Okechukwu disclosed that the major reform in the country’s Police Force will be the creation of State Police.

He stated that “the present structure is defective. The governors have all agreed that there is a need for state police. Judging by the crime rate, we need to consider the structure of the police. When you take an anambra man to Borno, it will take him time to adjust.”

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Mohammed Monguno a member from Borno State, stated that the bill should be passed. He stated that it will make the Nigeria Police operations procedure to be at par with their counterpart all over the world. The bill was finally voted against by members when put to vote by the speaker, Yakubu Dogara

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SOURCE : DAILYADVENT

 

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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