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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 3)
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A Sociological Assessment of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency’s (Ndlea) Strategies of Arrest and Detention in Nigeria

J.E. Gyong and B. Tanimu
Corresponding Author:  GYONG, JOHN EMMANUEL  

Key words:  Arrest, prevention, human right, narcotics, suspects, torture,
Vol. 2 , (3): Page No: 127-132
Submitted Accepted Published
2009 July, 15 2009 December, 11 2010 June, 15

Arrest sand detentions are two operational strategies provided by law and often used by the NDLEA in its daily operations. A critical evaluation of the effectiveness of these strategies provides the needed periodic assessment of the nation’s drug control measures. In this study, 99 detained drug suspects drawn from Lagos and Kano State Command’s cells were surveyed. This enabled us to explore the NDLEA’s ideology, policies, strategies and practices of arrest and detention. The data revealed that although NDLEA statistics of arrest indicate a consistent increase over the years, most of the arrested suspects are either users and or street level dealers. This leaves intact the barons and their structure of illicit dealings in narcotic drugs. Of equal concern is the revelation of gross violation of suspect’s human right. Most detained respondents opined that the NDLEA’s arrest and detention strategies are ineffective for any meaningful narcotic drug control in Nigeria.
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J.E. Gyong and B. Tanimu, 2010. A Sociological Assessment of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency’s (Ndlea) Strategies of Arrest and Detention in Nigeria.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 2(3): Page No: 127-132.
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