Assault On Nigerians From Military Attracts 25 Years Imprisonment – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has criticised the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on his comments that If a policeman in uniform slaps a civilian, the civilian has no right to retaliate.

Falana, who responded via a statement today, said an assault on Nigerians attracts 25-year imprisonment as citizens are entitled to fundamental rights, noting that the Criminal Justice Act, 2015, and Police Establishment Act 2020, prohibits police officers and other law enforcement personnel from subjecting Nigerian people including criminal suspects to degrading, humiliating and inhumane treatment.

He however, added that Civilians are required to respect police officers who are discharging their lawful duties, as penalty for assaulting or slapping a police officer is 3 years imprisonment under the Criminal Code.

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