Onigbanjo said in the Lagos government’s bid to further strengthen the justice system, promote the rights of victims, suspects, and address the issue of delay in the Administration of Criminal Justice, innovative provisions were added to the amended law.
The provisions include conducting criminal proceedings through audio and video conferencing platforms, powers of Chief Magistrate to visit Police Stations, prohibition of media parade of suspects, compensation to victims of crime.
Onigbanjo noted that the governor’s assent will promote law and order, protection of citizens’ rights, decongestion of correctional facilities and a crime-free Lagos.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) assured that the Ministry of Justice, through a collaborative effort with stakeholders in the Administration of Criminal Justice, will ensure the enforcement of the provisions of the law.
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