Human Rights Commission sets to audit detention cells of Nigeria Police

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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris has approved the request of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to commence an independent audit of detention cells in all police commands and formations in Nigeria including those of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The approval will enable the NHRC oversee the human rights situation of detainees as well as undertake general audit of the state of police detention facilities (cells) in the country.

This exercise is part of the NHRC 2018 audit of police detention centers in Nigeria.

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The NHRC was established by the Nigeria Human Right Commission (NHRC) ACT, 1995 as amended to deal with all matters relating to promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights in Nigeria.

The Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit is available 24/7 to receive complaints from the public.

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