CONSTITUTIONAL LAW LAW- ESSENCE OF LAW
“For the essence of law is to preserve life and property and create environment for human beings to live a contented and dignified life.”
Section 214 (2)(b) of the Constitution provides that the Nigeria Police shall have such powers and duties as may be conferred upon them by law.
Section 4 of the Police Act, 2004 states that the Police shall be employed for the prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of offenders, the preservation of law and order, etc while Section 33 of the Constitution provides that every person has a right to life and no one shall be deprived intentionally of his life except in execution of the sentence of a Court in respect of a criminal offence of which he has been found guilty.” -PER O. RHODES-VIVOUR, J.S.C. in