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State police bill takes centre stage in the Senate

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The clamour for state police may have received a boost following the presentation to the senate thursday of a bill seeking for an amendment to the Nigerian Constitution to accommodate state and community policing.

The bill, titled, “Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Alteration) Bill, 2018”, was sponsored by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and 75 other senators and was read for the first time.

After its first reading, Mr Ekweremadu expressed his hope the bill will be read for the second time and sent for public hearing as soon as possible.

You may recall that the Senate had on July 4 directed its Constitution Review Committee to put in motion a machinery to amend the Constitution to allow for the creation of State Police.

Also, the senate resolved to call on security agencies to stop involving themselves in the politics of the nation.

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