I-G sets up Judges Protection Units (JPUs)

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Abuja, – The Acting Inspector- of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has directed Command Commissioners of Police immediately establish “Judges Units’’ (JPU) for the protection of Judges and Courts in respective areas of jurisdiction.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, on Thursday in Abuja.

The statement said the units were to ensure that the judiciary had adequate security to carry out their duties.

It also said that the I-G had directed the commissioners to assign Assistant Commissioners of Police in charge of and Development to conduct training and orientation for personnel designated for the JPUs.

The statement emphasised that personnel for the assignment must exhibit high sense of , courage, integrity, discipline and respect for human rights.

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It said that Arase had also directed the reduction in the number of police aides attached to Civil Commissioners nationwide.

It will be recalled that Arase, during his maiden meeting command commissioners of police and other senior officers on April 29, promised to take measures to protect judges. (NAN)