DCP Bassey Ewah, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, advised Nigerians on Wednesday not to hand over their phones to any police officer who stops them at a checkpoint without a warrant.
If the police were conducting an investigation, he said, they would show a warrant and then demand the phone. Ewah revealed this while fielding questions at a session hosted by the Lagos State Police Community Relations Committee.
“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 for your phone. Please take note,”