Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba has called for more synergy between the Nigeria Police Force and the judicial branch of government.
According to him, this would allow an efficient administration of justice in the country.
Baba revealed this during a visit to Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Abuja.
These were contained in a statement by the Force’s Acting Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Wednesday.
The statement was titled “Administration of Justice: IGP Pays Historic Visit to Nigeria’s Chief Justice”.
He said: “The visit aimed to strengthen the synergy between the police and the judiciary as key players in the country’s criminal justice system with a view to ensuring a smooth and efficient administration of justice.
“The Inspector General of Police highlighted his administration’s tendency to uphold the sanctity of the criminal justice system and the rule of law, which are essential to professionalism and citizen policing.”
The IGP has also sought the collaboration of the CJN to accredit the legal department of the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State, to enable its graduates to continue their education at the Nigerian Law School.
He said this will ensure the police have more lawyers in their pool to strengthen their prosecution functions and hopefully produce more senior Nigerian lawyers in the future.
The CJN is said to have commended the IGP for its thoughtfulness, expressing its willingness to continue to partner with the Nigeria Police Force for a transparent administration of justice.
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