Returning Looted Goods May Not Save You From Prosecution – Police

Returning Looted Goods May Not Save You From Prosecution – Police


The FCT police command says returning goods looted from warehouses storing COVID -19 palliatives and other items may not shield one from prosecution.

The Commissioner of Police , FCT Command, Bala Ciroma, said this on

NTA ’ s Good Morning Nigeria programme on Wednesday .

Ciroma said stealing remains a crime in Nigeria and the return of looted goods doesn ’t change the fact that a crime has been committed .

The police commissioner , however , said cases would be handled based on their merit.

Responding to a question, he said, “ In a situation where people come to return goods , the fact remains did you commit an offence or not? We will get our legal experts to look at it and we will decide what to do with it .

“ We will conclude our investigations and the legal experts will look at it accordingly but the fact remains that a crime has been committed .”

 

(Punchng)

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