The aim of this research work is to examine the Nigeria Police and excessive use of power, a case study of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja Police Command, Lagos State.
To effectively carry out this research, data was collected in form of questionnaire from respondents who are staff of Special Anti-Robbery Squad. (120) one hundred and twenty questionnaire were administered, (107) one hundred and seven copies were returned and (100) one hundred copies are used. After critical analysis of the data collected, findings revealed that the Nigeria Police and excessive use of power cannot be over emphasized in reducing the rate of excessive use of power and violations of fundamental Human Rights of the citizens.
“I must admit, it is the duty of the Nigeria Police Force to protect every citizen as well as foreigners in our land” (Balogun 2002:23). This obvious statement by the formal Inspector - General of Police, Mr. Tafa Balogun, seems to be a clear indication that all is not well with the administrative of law and order in Nigeria. Emile Durkheim (1950:65) posited that, “crime is present…. in all societies of all types”. Invariably the police, as earlier stated, represent the organ of the government charged with the responsibility of law and order maintenance. In the course of the performance of its statutory role to the society, the Nigeria police force have been found wanting in one-way or the other.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of contentVI
Background of the study2
Statement of the research problem4
1.4Objective of the study5
1.5Significance of the study5
1.8Scope of the study7
1.9Limitations of the study 7
1.10Definition of terms8
2.2Police use of excessive power10
2.3Historical background of the Nigerian police force11
2.4Nigeria police: functions and power12
2.5Organizational structure of the Nigeria police force13
2.6Code of conduct for law enforcement officials15
2.7Forms of excessive power by the Nigeria police16
2.8Why police use excessive power on the citizens 18
2.9Factors associated with police excessive power abuse20
Sources of data collection 23
Population of the study24
Sampling size 24
Data collection instrument 25
Administration of data collection instrument 25
Limitations of the methodology 26
Validation and reliability of instruments26
Method of data analysis26
DATA ANALYSIS PRESENTATION
Analysis of respondents’ characteristics and classifications28
Analysis of research questions31
Test of hypothesis37
Discussion of the findings44
SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.1Summary of the findings45
5.4Suggestion for further study47
Kolawole, S. (2018). NIGERIA POLICE AND EXCESSIVE USE OF POWER. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/nigeria-police-and-excessive-use-of-power
Kolawole, Sodiq "NIGERIA POLICE AND EXCESSIVE USE OF POWER" Afribary. Afribary, 20 Apr. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/nigeria-police-and-excessive-use-of-power. Accessed 02 Oct. 2023.
Kolawole, Sodiq . "NIGERIA POLICE AND EXCESSIVE USE OF POWER". Afribary, Afribary, 20 Apr. 2018. Web. 02 Oct. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/nigeria-police-and-excessive-use-of-power >.
Kolawole, Sodiq . "NIGERIA POLICE AND EXCESSIVE USE OF POWER" Afribary (2018). Accessed October 02, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/nigeria-police-and-excessive-use-of-power