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Chris Morgan/Nigeria Justice for All Programme

You can improve the treatment of suspects at police stations by introducing a free legal advice scheme

The public have a poor perception of the police and lack of transparency and accountability in the treatment of suspects has affected public confidence. By introducing a Legal Advice Scheme you can ensure suspects and victims have access to free legal advice and support. Justice for All (J4A) worked with the Nigerian Police Force to pilot such a scheme in Lagos and this guide provides details of the approach used and lessons learned.

You can download the how to guide below. We hope you find it useful.