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The Role and Functions of the Attorney-General
The Attorney-General is in-charge of the Ministry of Justice and has responsibility for the various departments and agencies of the Ministry which include the Directorates of Civil Litigation, Advisory Services, Legislative Drafting, Public Prosecutions, Administrator-General & Public Trustees, Commercial Law, Citizens’ Rights, Office of the Public Defender (OPD), Citizens Mediation Centre (CMC), Public Advice Centre (PAC), etc. In carrying out his function and responsibilities, the Attorney-General acts through the Law officers in each department or agency in the Ministry.
The Attorney-General is the Chief Public Prosecutor in Lagos State for all criminal matters. In the exercise of his powers to institute, undertake or discontinue criminal proceedings as conferred on him by S.211 of the Constitution, the Attorney-General shall not be subject to the direction or control of any person or authority.
The Attorney-General as the Chief Law Officer of the State exercises his power and performs his functions either personally or through any Law officer in the department or agency of the Ministry. His functions include: