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Fashola vows to combat crime in Lagos

By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Monsur Olowopejo

LAGOS — Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, received the report on criminal code reform with a vow to frontally combat crime effectively in the state.

Fashola, while receiving the reports at the State House, expressed optimism that the report would further aid the government in tackling crime effectively.

He noted that the reforms were necessary as crime in the country continued to take new trends with the evolving technologies and development, revealing that it was part of the reasons for setting up the committee to proffer recommendations to tackle the menace.

Commending the committee for taking time to sit and review the code, Fashola said the present time required any serious government to wake up to its primary responsibility of securing life and property.

He reiterated his administration commitment to stand on the standard of the previous administration, which prioritised the need to overhaul the state judicial system so as to move the state forward.

His words: “It is important to state here that the committee that drafted this report comprises of representative of the entire country,” and assured that the recommendations would be considered at the next State Executive Council meeting so as to take the necessary decision in its implementation.

Presenting the report to the Governor, Chairman of the Committee, Professor Atsenuwa Ayodele noted that the criminal code was a vestige of the colonial legacy.


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