Public Cautioned on Circulating Graphic Crime Scene Images
The Police Administration is once again reminding members of the general public that it is an offence under the Electronic Crimes Act of 2013, for anyone to capture and circulate any graphic or insensitive photographs of victims of crime, or traffic collisions where serious injuries or death have occurred.
The administration considers these types of behaviour to be immoral and unethical and portrays a very poor taste and a lack of respect for grieving families and relatives of victims.
Following the recent road accident on Tuesday, some members of the public have gone as far as to capture graphic images of the scene and circulated them on several social media platforms, without any consideration for family members.
The police are calling upon those who have posted or are in the process of circulating these images to remove them, and to discontinue the entire process with immediate effect.
Anyone failing to comply will be subjected to the consequences as set out under Section 8 of the said Act.
According to the Act, any person who, intentionally or without lawful excuse or justification, captures, publishes or transmits the image of a private area of a person, or the image whether whole or partial of a person in a vulnerable position without his or her consent commits an offence and is liable upon summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or to both; or (b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, or to both.
The police are looking forward to the full cooperation and understanding of the general public from here on.
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Because its a man of law they touchy about it.
It doesn’t matter who it is. It is in poor taste. I do not know of anyone who would like to see any such photos circulating about their loved ones on social media. I really do have to wonder who raised some of ya’ll.
No it’s not because he’s a man of law. It’s because no one deserves to see or want to remember their family member that way. I sure as hell did not want to see my brother like that or the mother of his children. People are too damn disrespectful.
I do agreed with the Police in this matter.It is shameful.That the Police would tell us humans not to do it.What has happen to common sense and good judgment.
Maybe is themselves circulating it.
At first glance, I thought there was another road fatality and the police were warning people to desist from circulating the images. Thank God I thought wrong. Let’s be cautious on the streets please 🙏🏿
POLICE A WHO CIRCULATE THE MOST SUDDEN. ALL PEOPLE STOLEN BIKE THAT THEM RECOVER END UP AS DEM SON XMAS GIFT. NOW TELL ME WHO CAN CIRCULATE MORE TINGS DAN DEM!!!
Your statement is 100% factual. A missing phone for a young woman was found and the only means of identifying the owner of the phone was via its SD card which had dozens of surveillance images and crime scene photos which were shared to her by her boyfriend who is a member of the local police force.
The police need to sweep around their own front door.
Was he drunk that is the question
The pictures were circulated by officers who had access. What’s happening now is damage control, trying to close the gate after the horse has gotten away.
Them police a criminal in uniform. Very scary motherfuckers
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