Daily Law Tips (Tip 415) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

MINIMUM INFORMATION THAT MUST BE IN DATABASE OF ALL ARRESTED PERSONS AT FEDERAL AND STATE LEVELS IN NIGERIA.

First of all it is the exclusive duty/power of the Attorney General of the Federation to establish electronic and manual database of all records of arrests at the Federal and State level.
The database is designed to be fed through mandatory reports of records of arrested quarterly remitted by Nigeria Police Force and all other security agencies in Nigeria.

Hence, the database must contain at least the records of arrest drawn for Register of Arrest completed at various police stations and security agencies across Nigeria showing particulars of arrested persons.

Particulars of arrested person includes; alleged offence, date and circumstances of arrest, full name, occupation and residential address as well as height, photograph, full fingerprint impressions and any other means of identification.

Note that failure to comply or discharge responsibility without reasonable cause must be treated as misconduct by the appropriate authority.

My authorities are sections 15, 29, 491, 494 and 495 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 and other similar laws across States in Nigeria.

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