…State’s DNA centre ready first quarter 2017
By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Wahab Abdullah
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the appointment of retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG, Israel Ajao, as Chairman, Board of Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency.
The governor, who announced the appointment yesterday, after constituting the Board, said the measure was in line with his administration’s quest to further strengthen the security of the state and safeguard its local communities.
In a statement by the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, the Board chaired by Ajao, a former Commissioner of Police in Lagos and Ogun and DIG Criminal Investigation, also has Mr. Gboyega Bajulaiye as the Executive Secretary.
Other members of the Board include representative Of the State Commissioner Of Police, Suleiman Lewi (Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP); Chairman Lagos Task Force, Yinka Egbeyemi (Superintendent of Police SP); a representative of the Department of State Security Service (DSS); Executive Security, Lagos State Security Trust Fund, Mr. Razaq Balogun; Community Representatives of Epe Division, Dengel Anifowoshe; Ikeja Division, Chief Tunde Aboyade; Lagos Division, Mr. Ishola Laguda; Badagry Division, Mrs. Ronke Ogabi; and Ikorodu Division, Mrs. Kofoworola Adegboye.
Meantime, speaking at the maiden edition of annual Lagos Forensic Symposium in Ikeja, yesterday, Kazeem said the first DNA Forensic Centre to be established in Nigeria by any state government will become operational by the first quarter of 2017, expressing optimism that the centre will go a long way in bringing about seamless administration of justice.
Kazeem, said meticulous processes were being put in place in partnership with international renowned experts in forensic science to ensure that the centre, upon completion, is compared to the best in the world.