The Position of Torture in the Investigation of Terrorism related Crimes in Nigeria

Boniface E. Ewulum, Obina Onyebuchi Mbanugo


The issue of Terrorism is on the front burner globally and Nigeria is no exception. Since Terrorist activities are violent in nature and most terrorists believe that a positive life awaits them hereafter, it is often very difficult for investigators to obtain information from them. As a result, it has often been argued that torture may be adopted to help matters. This research work therefore looks at the position of torture in the investigation of such matters. The work queries the status of torture in Nigeria and its usefulness in such investigations. It concludes with a finding that torture generally is illegal no matter by what name it is called and it will make nonsense of the fight against terrorism if an illegal tool is adopted in the fight against illegality.

Keywords: Torture, Nigeria, Human Rights, Terrorism, Investigation.

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