NPF Lawyers Forum Emerges as IG Assures on Capacity Building

IGPnew 600The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Abubakar has said that the Nigeria Police Force collaborate with the Nigeria Law School in all aspects that promote the growth and development of legal practices within the Force and in the country at large.

This was made known a courtesy call on the Director-General of the Nigerian Law School , Dr. Tahir Mamman, OON, a delegation of Nigeria Police Lawyers led the Commissioner in charge the Force Legal Section, DCP Nwodibo Ekechukwu, recently.

DCP Ekechukwu while informing the of the formation of the NPF Lawyers Forum on the platform of the NBA, stressed the readiness of the Legal Section partner and collaborate with all stakeholders in the administration of Criminal Justice in Nigeria. He noted
that the NPF is desirous of a strong partnership with the school enable Police Lawyers benefit from the academic programmes of the institution.

He further sought the intervention of the Director-General for the participation of officers from the Police Legal Section in workshops and seminars organized the School and also such opportunities Legal Units of the Commands and Formations of the Police
sharing proximity with branches of the Law School in various parts of the country.

The Director-General of the Nigerian Law School in response, applauded the initiative of the visit and underscored the need for partnership between all agencies involved in Criminal
Justice proceedings in the Country. He affirmed that the Nigeria Law School recognizes the important role of the Police as the face of the Law which informed the speed with which it has commenced the processing of accreditation of the Law as an undergraduate discipline in the new Police University.

Furthermore,the assures the readiness of the school to partner with the Legal Departments of the Force especially in academic discusses requiring practical knowledge of policing and criminal litigation.

Equally,the was joined at the meeting the Secretary to the Council of Legal Education and Director of Administration of the Law School as well as the institution’s Director of Academics.

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