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Show of Power: KMA boss snubs Police chief

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Comment: DISPLAY OF CRASS IGNORANCE!!!

Author:
Justin Pwavra Teriwajah
Date:
2013-11-30 15:00:13
Comment to:
THE MAYOR DOES NOT HAVE TO ANSWER

"This is because the Mayor is the head of the local government under which the police answers."

The above statement betrays your crass ignorance of the place of the police in our current constitutional democracy. Under our constitution, the police are never under any local government authority. They co-operate with every local government authority for the purpose of enforcing the law but they do not work under any such authority. It is such warped reasoning that made this bloke to walk out on the police.

Secondly, you do not know the full details of the complaint made by Mr. Odike to the police. Therefore, it is improper to conclude that the case is civil or that it concerned the official functions of the suspect concerned and hence there is no need for him to co-operate with the police. No matter how bogus you think a complaint against you is, you will be foolish to ignore an invitation to go and answer to the police. For all you know, what you guess to be the basis of the complaint may be altogether wrong and you may actually have a criminal case to answer to. From the complaint received, as long as the police have a reason to suspect that you have involved yourself in some form of criminality, the police can always move into a higher gear to arrest if you ignore their courteous invitation to you to come and answer to the complaint. When the interrogation after your arrest reveals that you were wrongly suspected, then sorry for you for the arrest but you can do nothing about the arrest. The arrest remains lawful as long as there was reasonable suspicion of your criminal involvement as the basis for that arrest.

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NOT POLICE NOGOTIATIONS on Nov 30, 2013 13:58
Justin Pwavra Teriwajah on Nov 30, 2013 15:00
DISPLAY OF CRASS IGNORANCE!!!