Media Parade Of Suspects Prohibited In Lagos – Sanwo-Olu

Crime Watch

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has signed the Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) of Lagos State, as amended in 2021, prohibiting the media parade of suspects. The State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) made the disclosure on Tuesday in a statement, saying the governor accented to the amended ACJL on 30th September. Onigbanjo said The provisions include "conducting criminal proceedings through audio and video conferencing platform, powers of Chief Magistrate to visit Police Stations, prohibition of media parade of suspects, compensation to victims of crime, protective measures for victims and witnesses as well as the Establishment of a Crime Data Register and the Criminal Justice Sector Reform Committee to monitor the implementation of this Law.

“This further reinforces the commitment of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to the promotion of Law and Order, Protection of rights of Citizens, decongestion of our Correctional Facilities and ensure a crime-free society in Lagos State.”

The ACJL of Lagos State was first passed in 2007 and amended in 2011, ensuring all "Fundamental Rights of suspects and persons that come into contact with the justice system, as enshrined in the Constitution are protected."