Rights commission unveils top 10 Police stations in Nigeria
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has unveiled its list of top 10 Police stations in Nigeria for the year 2013.
The investigators report showed that the Karu Police Station, Abuja came tops with a 100 percent score while the Ilupeju Police Station, Lagos State, came second with 97.33 percent. The Ikoyi Police station came third with 96 percent.
The commission said it was in line of its mandate to visit police stations, prisons and other places of detention in the country and ascertain their conditions.
Speaking while giving details of the audit report in Abuja, Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Bem Angwe, said the investigation was carried out in 369 police stations under 21 police state commands. They include; Abia, Abuja, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Enugu, Gombe and Imo.
Other states are Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers and Zamfara.
The visitation was conducted alongside Altus Global Alliance, Prof Angwe said.
The indicators used in the audit investigation include community orientation, physical conditions and equal treatment of the public, transparency/accountability as well as detention conditions.
According to the report, part of the good practices imbibed by the police is their ability to initiate the community police forum where they interact with local associations, artisans, voluntary policing groups, landlords, residence associations amongst others.