We may have seen police men asking people to surrender their phones to them on the road for searching. It baffles me sometimes to see such things on the road. What gives the police the right to search people’s phones? Does that not amount to invasion of privacy?
But the police intimidate people to surrender their phones to them. That is very wrong. Phone is one’s private belonging. There is no section of the constitution that gives right to police to invade people’s privacy when they have not committed any offense.
It is when offense is deemed to have been committed that the right to privacy no longer holds but when an individual has not committed any offense, it is wrong for the police to search anybody’s phones.
Police are fond of intimidating people to surrender their phones to them. They do this because of yahoo boys. This is very wrong.
A fellow posted: “This is how Nigeria Police are checking people’s phone on the road, I don’t know if there is AK 47 raffle in side the phone. Phone is a private matter under section 33 of Nigerian Constitution 1999 as Amended”