…Appoints Justice Adenike Coker as Chairman
The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, inaugurated a Committee to review amendments to the State Criminal Laws of 2011.
Speaking during the inauguration of the committee which was held using the virtual platform, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN,
stated that it was resolved at the recently held meeting of the Criminal Justice Sector Reform Committee that a team should be constituted to review the State Criminal Laws to bring same in conformity with modern crime pattern.
According to the Attorney General, the 14-member committee is expected to conduct a thorough review of the Ciminal Laws, take necessary memoranda from relevant stakeholders and submit its recommendations within six (6) weeks from the time of its inauguration.
While recognizing the support of the British Council under the Rolac programme, with particular support for Law review processes. Mr Onigbanjo charged members of the committee who were carefully selected, to devote their time, wealth of knowledge and professional experience to improve the Criminal Justice System in Lagos State.
The Chairman of the Committee, Justice Adenike Coker, while responding on behalf of the members gave assurances of their commitment to the task they have been saddled with.
She noted that her Committee members will bring their expertise to bear in achieving their mandate.
Another member, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa SAN, while expressing their gratitude to the State Government for the opportunity to serve, pledged their readiness to do a good job.
The virtual inauguration Ceremony had in attendance, the State Solicitor General/Permanent Secretary, Ms Titilayo Shitta-Bey and all inaugurated members, namely: Hon. Justice Adenike Coker (Chairman)
Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa SAN, Prof. Ayodele Atsenuwa, (Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos), Mrs Adeyinke Adeyemi (Director of Public Prosecution), Mrs A.T Omoyele (Magistrate, Lagos State Judiciary), Dr. Babajide Martins (Director, Office of the Public Defender), Ms. Shakirat Kotun (Director, Community Service), Ms. Adetutu Oshinusi, Deputy Director, Public Prosecution, Mr Joseph Otteh, (Director, Access to Justice), Mr. Jide Bodede (Managing Partner, Lawfields Solicitor & co).
Ms. Iyabo Oshodi (SSA to HAG), Mr. Babajide Boye (Assistant Director, DPPs Office), Mrs. Tomi Bodude (Directorate of Legislative Drafting), Mrs. Bola Akinsete ( Secretary)