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The State Command of the Nigeria Police Force is partnering a non-governmental organization, Crime Victims Foundation, on a three day training on human rights, community policing and democratic policing in Nigeria.

It has representatives from various police units especially those in constant relations with civilians.
Declaring the workshop open, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Garba Umar, said the need for international best practices informed the training which he hopes will give the officers the much needed advantage.
The Commissioner who was represented by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, in charge of administration, Mrs. Rita Emesim, urged the participants to utilize the opportunity to become better in handling suspects.
In a lecture, the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Mrs. Gloria Egwuji, said using intimidation to get a suspect's confession is a crime against their fundamental human rights and urged the police to imbibe scientific method for confessional statements.
In an interview with the ABS, the South East Coordinator of the Foundation, Reverend Cosmas Okonkwo, stressed the need for both the police and civilians to co-operate in crime detection.
Some participants Messrs Kingsley Obi and Okechukwu Nwachukwu said that they have learnt that torturing suspects to get information is an offence.

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