#OBSCURELEGALFACTS by Arome Abu.

POWER OF A POLICE OFFICER TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPH (ETC) OF A DETAINEE

In Nigeria, a Police officer may take photographs, measurements, and fingerprint impressions of all persons who are in lawful custody

However, where such person is discharged or acquitted by a court, all records relating to such photographs, measurements and fingerprint impressions shall either be destroyed or handed over to such person.

See Section 30 of the Police Act.

Arome Abu is the Principal Partner of THE COUNSEL L-P

CAVEAT: Note that this information is provided for general enlightenment purposes and is not intended to be any form of legal advice.

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