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Policemen to be sanctioned for searching tech devices without warrant

Kwara State Commissioner of Police (CP) Tuesday Assayomo has directed the sanctioning of personnel who search mobile phones and laptops of persons without the approval of the office of the commissioner of police, except when such devices are under investigation.

This is contained in a statement made available by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ajayi Okasanmi in Ilorin, Kwara State.

CP Assayomo lamented over reports of random search of mobile phones, laptops, and devices of young persons suspected to be “Yahoo boys” by policemen in the state.

He, therefore, urged members of the public to report any contrary action against the order to the Commissioner of Police.

Reporting by Lawrence Afolabi; editing by Muzha Kucha