A journalist, Adeola Akinremi has launched a mobile-friendly web application located at www.crimeonthego.ng as a solution to crime wave in the country.
According to Akinremi, a multi-award winning journalist and columnist, celebrated for his prolific writing, the web application will use crowd sourcing technique to solve and prevent crimes.
“Crimeonthego.ng is a web platform for people to report their daily encounters with crime situations. It’s a form of community policing that’s tech-driven. We are empowering citizens to become active participants in crime control and help law enforcement agents to prevent and solve crimes without delays,” Akinremi said in a statement released by Media Direct Limited.
”The features of the site will enable citizens to provide and receive updates on criminal activities in their localities, and at the same time providing useful historical data about crimes in different neighbourhoods and cities in the country.
“We see crimeonthego.ng as a tool to inform residents about criminal activities in their neighbourhood and in turn, help reduce crime. Citizens can now report crime on-the-go ranging from burglaries to auto thefts, touting to assaults and robberies with picture, audio and video effect.
“Through geographic effect, the web application will show hot spots of crime in Nigerian cities, like Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Kano and others as part of efforts to help keep our communities safe.”