Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Bassey Ewah, has asked Nigerians not to give their phones to policemen who stop them at checkpoints without a warrant.
The deputy commissioner made this known while speaking on Wednesday, Nov. 10, during a question and answer session at the just concluded program organized by the Police Community Relation Committee.
According to the DCP, a warrant is needed before any officer can check the phones of Nigerians.
Ewah said police officers carrying out an investigation would present a warrant before asking for a person’s phone.
He then encouraged Nigerians not to give their phones to any officer who doesn’t show them a warrant.
He said: “I stand to be corrected; please do not give any policeman who stopped you on the checkpoint your phones; it’s not our schedule. If we are investigating you, we will present a warrant and then demand your phone. Please take note.”