…Baba Pledges Due Diligence Investigation
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu met Police Inspector General Usman Baba at Louis Edet House, Force Headquarters, Abuja on Thursday about recent extrajudicial killings by trigger-happy policemen easy in the state and seeking the appropriate prosecution.
In a statement obtained by our correspondent on Thursday, the Force’s spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, revealed that the duo discussed, among other things, possible ways to achieve speedy justice for the victims of the recent shootings in Lagos state.
Adejobi pointed out that the IGP, while expressing its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased, assured that the cases will be meticulously followed until deserved justice is done; He also stressed that the Force is working with the Lagos State Attorney General to ensure that offenders are prosecuted diligently in courts of competent jurisdiction to deter others.
Adejobi said: “In his response, the Governor promised to support the police in ensuring that justice is served in the existing case and to collaborate with the police in advocacy programs to educate the public on understanding and respecting the laws of the country for an Improvement of the relationship with the Police.
“Similarly, he emphasized that his administration will partner with the police to conduct refresher courses, training, retraining, and other evaluation processes for police officers in all facets of policing functions.
“Governor Sanwo-Olu also stressed the need to provide some equipment such as body cameras, non-lethal weapons, etc., to curb excessive use of powers and foster good relations between police and citizens.
“The IGP therefore charged all officers to instill absolute respect for the rule of law and the fundamental rights of all people, which is the crux and fulcrum of police services, even as it urged the public to cooperate with police officers for smooth collaboration. efforts to eradicate crime and criminality in Nigerian society.