Funke Busari, Lagos
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Hekeem Odumosu, has appointed a Judicial Liaison Officer, JLO, for the command to work with the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria and other relevant Non-Governmental Organisations and agencies and Civil Liberty Organisations, CLOs, to promote smooth and prompt dispensation of justice in Lagos State.
According to a statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer, SP. Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the Police boss made the declaration on Thursday while receiving a delegation from the Legal Aid Council, South West Zone, led by Mrs. Lateefat Salawu, in his Ikeja office.
CP Odumosu appointed the OC Legal Lagos State, SP. Cardoso Yetunde, to liaise between the Council and agencies and the Police to make sure the Human Right Desk of the Command is active; and always expedite actions on cases and matters related to Administration of Justice in the state.
The Commissioner of Police assured the Council of his commitment to support its efforts on the Police Duty Solicitors Scheme, PDSS, which provides enabling atmosphere for easy access to Police facilities and suspects by designated members of the Council.
In her response, the Zonal Director of the Legal Aid Council, South West, Mrs. Lateefat Salawu, who was accompanied by the representatives of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos State chapter, Barrister Okey Ilofulunwa, European Union, etc, commended the Police boss for his proactiveness and spontaneous response to issues and protection of lives and property.
Mrs. Lateefat also promised that the council will work in partnership with the Police to ensure prompt dispensation of justice to strengthen the Criminal Justice System in the state.