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January 18, 2017 ( Post 1 )

The Lagos State Police PRO, Dolapo Badmus has reiterated the fact that no police officer has the constitutional right to search any citizen’s phones.
She made this statement in a YouTube video interview.
In her own words, “Your phone is private, it’s your private property because people do a lot of private stuffs on their mobile phones so it’s wrong. Police officers have no right to do that except there is a reasonable ground to do so“.
She further went on to state some possible reasons police officers may go through mobile phones during a ‘stop and search’ operation. She said; “In an instance when a crime has just been committed and someone gives the police info which may lead to an investigation of said crime. Anything other than that, no policeman has the right to call you and request to go through your phone.“

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