Onyekachi Umah,Esq.

“Arrest by Proxy (Arrest of a Person for an Offence of Another Person) is illegal and Unconstitutional in Nigeria”.

It is illegal for police or any security agency to arrest any person for an offence committed or suspected to have been committed by another person. No matter the offence and the conduct of a suspect, his family members, friends, associates and mates cannot be arrested, charged or tried for his actions. Criminal liabilities cannot be assumed, transferred or inherited.

See section 35 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.

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