POWER OF POLICE TO PROSECUTE CRIMINAL CASES: NIGERIA AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

BY: Dr. Abegunde Babalola

ABSTRACT

This paper which begins with the historical background of the Nigerian Police delves holistically into the powers of the police to prosecute criminal cases in the courts of law in Nigeria, which power does not include debt recovery or debt collection. It also focus on the position in other jurisdictions. This paper reveals some of the challenges in this area of the law. The concluding remarks however, contain some useful recommendations.