Police FPRO to Nigerians: You Can Video or Take Pictures of Policemen on Duty

Police FPRO to Nigerians: You Can Video or Take Pictures of Policemen on Duty

  • Nigerians have been told that they have the fundamental right to make videos and take pictures of police officers on duty
  • The national spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, revealed this on social media while replying to a netizen
  • He stated that every police officer in the country is aware of the stipulated guidelines of the right of citizens to capture them on duty

Legit.ng journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro.

The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Police Force, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has confirmed that citizens have the right to record police officers during their duty.

This affirmation comes in response to an X handle, @Boy_Cyril, who alleged being extorted by the police for filming them during a stop-and-search operation.

Read also

Tension as gunmen kidnap Abuja newspapers distributors’ president in Tinubu’s backyard

Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Police
The police spokesperson said every officer knows citizens can take their pictures and videos while on duty. Photo Credit: Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi
Source: Twitter

@Boy_Cyril wrote:

“Sir, is it a crime to video during stop and search because I had to pay N10,000 for those officers to give me back my phone after taking it forcefully from me just now.”

“You can video or take pictures of policemen on duty", says Police spokesperson

Adejobi clarified that recording or photographing police personnel during their duty is not against the law.

The police spokesperson replied:

“You can video or take pictures of policemen on duty. We have said it severally. There is nothing wrong with that.
“Every policeman knows that videoing and taking pictures of them on duty is allowed and permitted. Those who attack or harass people for such are just deviants and recalcitrant and unprofessional. Or have you seen any of them telling you he’s not aware?

Read also

BREAKING: Tension as gunmen kill four soldiers in Rivers, details emerge

“They all know. It’s like a case of a criminal who knows committing crimes is criminal and punishable, yet he does it until he’s caught.”

Police give fresh update on Ekiti bank robbery attack

In another report, an update on the tragic armed robbery attack in Ikere-Ekiti on Wednesday, December 13, has been released by the state police command.

The update released on Thursday, December 14, confirmed that some items used to perpetrate the robbery had been recovered.

According to the Ekiti police command, three cars and two motorcycles were recovered during their robbery investigation.

Source: Legit.ng

Online view pixel