No Police man has The Right to Check Your Phone Anywhere, Except the Phone was Sieze and Marked as an Evidence CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi

The Nigerian police spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has cleared that no policeman has any right whatsoever to check the phone of a civilian, especially during a regular checkpoints and road blocks.



Olumuyiwa Adejobi noted that any policeman who used the power of the police force, to check a person’s phone especially without the person’s consent, is not a policemen, but a scavenger.



CSP Adejobi explained this in a tweet shared on his handle as he was answering question that was thrown to him on Twitter.


He also explained except a phone is an exhibit for investigation, (which at this point is no longer in the person’s primary possession,) no officer has the right to ask a citizen to open his phone for checks.


His tweet reads;


No policeman has the right to check ones phone anywhere except the phone is an exhibit in a case under investigation and that phone must have been marked exhibit. Any policeman who does that is not a policeman, but rather a scavenger






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