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Lagos plans mobile courts

By The Rainbow
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With the avalanche of pending judicial cases, the Lagos State Government on Thursday announced plans to establish functional Mobile Courts in the State to facilitate prompt trial of violators of the law, especially environmental and traffic offences.

This disclosure was made available to newsmen by Lagos Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem at a media parley with Judiciary Editors and Correspondents in Alausa, Ikeja. He said the Mobil Courts will operate in full compliance with the rules of natural justice, equity and good conscience.

He allays any fear of denial of justice saying that citizens appearing before the Courts would be afforded their constitutional rights and fair hearing.

Kazeem was specific when he said that the Mobile Courts will, among others, address the prosecution of violators of the State Environmental Law and Traffic Offences, among others.

On cybercrime, Kazeem said his Ministry has devised strategies to work closely with the Police and other stakeholders to tackle cybercrime cases.

He said: “Crime is a serious issue that the State is set to tackle headlong through the creation of crime data that would also assist the Police, the lawyers and other stakeholders in fighting crime effectively and I want to assure Lagosians that the State Government is committed to touching their lives, especially the common man, through enhanced access to justice.”

He therefore, solicited for the cooperation of all stakeholders, including the Judiciary, Police, Prisons and the Media to work in harmony as partners in progress with the Ministry.

-Emmanuel Ikechukwu