In a bid to ensure that crimes are resolved faster in the State, the Lagos State Government has announced that the first DNA Forensic Centre to be established in Nigeria by any State Government will become operational by the first quarter of 2017. This development InsideMainland learnt go a long way in bringing about seamless administration of justice.
Speaking at the maiden edition of annual Lagos Forensic Symposium held at De Renaissance Hotel in Ikeja, the State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, said meticulous processes were being put in place in partnership with international renowned experts in forensic science to ensure that the centre, upon completion, is compared to the best in the world.
In his words, “in order to ensure that there is proper investigation and prosecution of crimes, the Governor approved that this DNA Forensic centre be established. The centre will be world class and the first by any State Government in Nigeria and it will help in investigation, prosecution and adjudication.”
He stressed further that “what it means is that our crimes will be resolved faster, there would be more potent and precise investigation by the police and the situation where people are wrongly accused and convicted will be eliminated and the right people who have committed crimes would be prosecuted. This is good for Nigeria, it is good for Lagos and it shows that Lagos is a leader and it will continue to be a leader in innovation and technology.”