Police Deputy Warns Nigerians That Don’t Hand Over Your Phones To Police Officers At Checkpoints To Search.
DCP Bassey Ewah, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, has urged Nigerians not to hand over their phones to police officers who stop them at checkpoints without a warrant.
Ewah said police officers conducting an investigation would submit a warrant before requesting for a person’s phone, while fielding questions during a session organized by the Police Community Relation Committee in Lagos State on Wednesday, Nov. 10.
He then advised Nigerians to refuse to hand over their phones to any officer who did not provide them with a warrant.
He said: “I stand to be corrected; please do not give any policeman who stopped you on the checkpoint your phones; it’s not our schedule. If we are investigating you, we will present a warrant and then demand for your phone. Please take note.”