By Muhammad Nasir, Sokoto.
The Commissioner of Police in Sokoto State, Mr Muhammed Gumel, says the police command is committed to strengthening the capacity of the police in evidence-based investigation, prosecution and protection of human rights.
A statement by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Sanusi Abubakar, on Saturday said that Gumel gave the assurance when he visited the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Mohammed Sifawa, in Sokoto.
Gumel said that the command had since been exploring more ways to bridge the perceptible gap in the training and retraining of its personnel.
“The training gap on evidence-based investigation, prosecution and human rights could be bridged through regular interface with police personnel.
“A workshop, which will be conducted by the judiciary in collaboration with the National Human Rights Commission, will be attended by the police personnel and those of the National Correctional Service,” he said.
Gumel said that the designed efforts would, no doubt, enhance the personnel’s capabilities in managing emerging crimes and nip in the bud issues that were causing delays in prosecution and justice delivery processes.
He also said that the visit was aimed at providing an avenue for the judiciary and the police to brainstorm on better ways to confront the common enemies of the nation.
Responding, Sifawa reiterated his commitment to working closely with the police to facilitate quick justice delivery in the state.