NIGERIA POLICE FORCE LAMENTS STRIKE EMBARKED ON BY JUDICIARY STAFF UNION OF NIGERIA HAS OVERCROWDED ITS DETENTION FACILITIES.
Written by wave FM on April 13, 2021
The Nigeria Police Force has lamented the strike embarked on by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria even as it continues to battle overcrowding at its detention facilities.
Judiciary workers had last Tuesday embarked on the indefinite nationwide strike in protest against the denial of the judiciary its constitutionally-guaranteed financial autonomy which was also affirmed by a Federal High Court in January 2014.
The strike has prevented the police and other law enforcement agencies from arraigning suspects in courts, which have remained shut since last week.
Speaking the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, said the acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has described the strike as unfortunate, saying that the IGP ordered that alternative dispute resolution should be explored in certain cases while administrative bail should be given where possible.
Edited by Ayo Odungweru