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Lagos Police Commissioner Parleys Judiciary for Smooth Dispensation of Justice

Worried by the perceived delay in the trial of criminal suspects by courts, the Lagos state police commissioner, Hakem Odumosu has met with the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State, Mr Moyo Onigbanjo(SAN) and the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba, in their respective offices at Ikeja to find a lasting solution to the cause of delayed justice.

According to a statement made available to newsmen by the police public relations officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, the move by Odumosu is strategic and meant to strengthen the existing synergy and understanding between the police command and the judiciary with a view to having speedy and effective dispensation of justice in the state.

The police boss emphasised on the need for the Ministry of Justice and the judiciary to make policies and adopt strategies that will solidify the Criminal Justice System and overhaul the legal framework in the state to be in tandem with the present happenings and dimensions of crimes and criminality in the state and Nigeria at large.

The police boss expressed his pleasure with the newly passed Anti Cultism Bill which awaits the consent of Mr Governor and other steps being taken by the Lagos State Government to tackle insecurity and crimes in the state.

In their responses, the Attorney-General and the Chief Judge of Lagos State appreciated the visit of the Commissioner of Police and his hand of friendship extended to the two vital government entities in Administration of Justice viz-a-viz projecting solid security architecture in the state.

They further assured the Commissioner of Police of adequate supports towards fighting crimes and lawlessness in Lagos State.

“It is crystal clear that the meeting of the Commissioner of Police with the two (2) key personalities will definitely improve the Criminal Justice System and the general safety of Lagos State,” Adejobi said.

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