By Vincess Okushi

The Nigeria Police Force has recorded the prosecution of a total of twenty-nine thousand, and fifty-two (29,052) criminal cases in one year in the country.
This achievement is part of the leadership style of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode  Egbetokun, Ph., to ensure perpetrators of crime are brought to justice swiftly and fairly.

ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force’s Public relations officer on 26th March 2024 in a Statement that this outstanding achievement is before the firm dedication exhibited by investigative officers in consonance with the various legal teams in Commands and Formations nationwide culminating in the successful conclusion of most of these cases in relentless pursuit of accountability and the rule of law.

Remarkably, of the 29,052 cases prosecuted, seventeen thousand, six hundred and seventy-six (17,676) have been conclusively dispensed with while a total number of eleven thousand, three hundred and seventy-six (11,376) cases are still undergoing trial, with a total of fifty-one (51) cases currently under appeal at the respective appellate courts.

Moreover, out of the dispensed cases, an impressive sixteen thousand, two hundred (16,200) cases have led to the conviction of suspects who have been handed various forms of punishment for their criminal acts, a stark reminder to all criminals that they have no hiding place in our societies. They are hereby warned to desist from their criminal acts as the long and vicious arm of the law will eventually bring them to justice. 
Additionally, 1,476 individuals have been discharged at the discretion of the jury. However, some of these discharged cases have been appealed by the Police for justice to prevail.

The IGP, while commending officers and men for their professional conduct towards remarkable achievements, also uses the medium to applaud the judiciary, legal practitioners, and all stakeholders for their invaluable support and collaboration in the pursuit. 


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