Human right lawyer Femi Falana says the current structure of the Nigerian police is a misinterpretation of the provisions of the law, insisting that the constitution does not have a provision for federal police.


Falana speaking in a televised interview argued that the misuse of the police by the high and mighty forced the public to demand a unified structure, introduced in 1979 and 1999, claiming strongly that the force was not designed to become a federal government entity.


Falana also argued that the current capacity of the police force cannot adequately secure the country, a statement in line with the submissions of the chief of army staff, Taoreed Lagbaja, who called for an increment in the capacity of security forces in Nigeria


He however called for a concerted effort in realigning the security structure of Nigeria, to suit the current reality in the wake of rising crime and insecurity.

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