Subject Law

No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty save in accordance with the law. Where a person is arrested, he shall be informed as soon as may be of the grounds of his arrest and shall be allowed to consult and be defended by a legal practitioner of his choice.

Where a person is arrested and not released, he shall, without unreasonable delay, and in any case within 48 hours in accordance with the law, and shall not be further detained in custody without the Magistrate’s authority.

What are the ways available to protect oneself their liberty and defend from arrest? Discuss the above statement in relation to the ambit of Article 9 of the Constitution. You are encouraged to make reference to decided cases and you may refer to work experiences or even create hypothetical situations.