What You need To know About Lagos Bill Banning Police From Parading Criminal Suspect.

The Lagos State Executive Governor has passed the bill banning the Nigeria Police from parading criminal suspects into law.
The Nation’s law states that “you are innocent until proven guilty.”
The Lagos State House Of Assembly has passed the bill into law about two months ago to stop the police from parading suspect in the state when the court has not found them guilty.
According to The Cable an online news,

Section 9(a) of the amendment bill states: “As from the commencement of this law, the police shall refrain from parading any suspect before the media”.

Moyosore Onigbanjo, attorney-general of the state, in a statement on Tuesday, said Sanwo-Olu assented to the bill on September 30.

The bill also stipulates protective measures for victims and witnesses, as well as the establishment of a crime data register and criminal justice sector reform committee.

“Mr. Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu on the 30th of September 2021 assented to the Administration of Criminal Justice (Amendment) Law (ACJL) of Lagos State, 2021,” the statement read

“The ACJL was first passed in Lagos State in 2007 and amended in 2011 (more than ten (10) years ago) to ensure the fundamental rights of suspects and persons that come into contact with the justice system, as enshrined in the constitution, are protected.

“In a bid to further strengthen the justice system, promote the rights of victims and suspects as well as address the issue of delay in the administration of criminal justice in Lagos State, key innovative provisions have been introduced as amendments to the Law.

“This further reinforces the commitment of Mr. Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to the promotion of law & order, protection of rights of citizens, decongestion of our correctional facilities and ensure a crime-free society in Lagos State.

“The ministry of justice, through collaborative effort with stakeholders in the administration of criminal justice, will ensure the provisions of this law are enforced.”

According to this bill signed  into law by the state governor which was analysed during Wednesday journalist hangout, Babajide Otitoju and the journalist hangout crew.

Police has no right to parade suspect wether by audio or visual.

Police cannot arrest any Lagos residence without a warrant.

It also prohibits the police from harassing any of the relations of the suspect.

It empowers Justice to visit Police cells and release suspects arrested for crime without concrete evidence.

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