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Lagos calls for establishment of independent police force

05 May 2015, 07:45Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Lagos State Government has reiterated its call for the creation of a state police force to ease the enforcement of the several laws enacted by the government.

The State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Ade Ipaye, made the call at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa in Ikeja.

Ipaye noted that a state police would boost the enforcement capacity of the state as well as offer better policing of residents of the region.

He observed that the state could make laws pursuant to the improvement of society actual enforcement of such laws resides with the police, which as of now remained a federal institution.

“We can make the laws that are necessary to improve governance in the state, this we have continued to do but as you all know, the police that is in charge of enforcement is still under the Federal government,” said Ipaye.

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He averred that the newly-established Lagos State Law Reform Commission had completed and would soon publish a new compilation of Lagos State Laws in a single volume.

This includes all amendments and additions since 2003, when it was last published.

“I am happy however to report that the Law Reform Commission has now completed a new compilation of the Lagos State Laws these are to be published later this year," Ipaye said.

Ipaye said the aim of the compilation is to ensure that all extant laws of Lagos State are updated and made readily available in both print and electronic format” Ipaye said.

He added the Commission had implemented a system for storage and development of all the laws of Lagos State from the Federal laws applicable to Lagos pre-1967 to the 70s till date on an internet software solution known as the Lagos Law Management System (LLMS).

“The aim is to automate the process of document management to improve the efficiency and timelines of archiving and retrieving our laws electronically from anywhere in the world,” he said.

- CAJ News


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