Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) on Thursday in Abuja urged the Federal Government to consider State Police in the ongoing constitution review.
The National Publicity Secretary, Mr Rotimi Fashakin, who said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), added that that would help to curb the menace of insecurity that was confronting the country.
“Because of the security challenges that we are facing there is a tendency for the people to demand for state police.
“We see that in the cities in U.S. New York Police Department (NYPD), for the city of New York for instance, was very effective and the police were everywhere in the community.
He, however, told NAN that for the state police to be effective, immunity clause must be removed.
“Once we agree that the idea is good, we must first of all work on the psyche of Nigerian public office holders.
“Before you create state police, remove the immunity, that clause that makes the governors to believe that they cannot be prosecuted,” he said. (NAN)