Funke Busari, Lagos
A newly renovated library for police lawyers has been commissioned by the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN and the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu.
The Commissioners on March 3, 2021 delivered the library donated by the Lagos State Government at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, at Panti, Panti, Yaba, Lagos with stakeholders in the criminal and judicial sectors in attendance.
The Attorney-General of Lagos State, who represented the Lagos State Government, emphasised the need to update police lawyers and work with the Lagos State Police Command on boosting the Criminal Justice Administration in the state.
He further promised that the Lagos State Government will do everything possible towards quick dispensation of justice and improving on the Criminal Justice System of the state in general.
Reiterating his commendation for the Lagos State Government in its supports to the police command in all areas, the Commissioner of Police, CP Odumosu, reassured the Government and the residents of the State of adequate security and quick dispensation of justice since the police lawyers in the command are better grounded in the laws and regulations of Lagos State; and have better access to relevant law books and literatures which will upgrade their knowledge in the legal framework of Lagos State.
SP Yetunde Cardoso, the Officer in Charge of the police Legal Unit of the command, appreciated the Government and the Commissioner of Police for their supports to the legal unit.
She stressed that the unit will not disappoint them as the it will definitely be better with the new library.
Stakeholders who witnessed the commissioning included the Director of Public Prosecution, Lagos State, Mrs Adeyinka Adeyemi, DCP Ahmed Kontangora, DC Operations, Lagos, DCP Yetunde Longe, former DC CID Panti, DCP Adegoke Fayoade, DC CID Panti, Oba Owolabi Adeniyi, the Oba of Igbobi-Sabe Yaba and the Chairman Yaba LCDA, Hon Omiyale Kayode.
The command, with the new development in its legal unit, will remain resolute in enforcing all laws and regulations in the state with a view to improving the security architecture of Lagos State, a statement signed by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi stated.