Expert urges govt to Improve criminal justice system
There is need for synergy among security agencies, as this will enable government to find lasting solutions to the problem of insecurity bedeviling the country.
This was one of the submissions reached at the just concluded Ajegunle Security Summit. The Chairman, Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Council, Fatai Ayoola, said government should urgently deploy the use of technology in resolving insecurity and criminality being experienced in different parts of the country. He noted that lack of adequate synergy among the forces has greatly contributed to the problem of insecurity in the country.
Ayoola stated that the EndSARs protesters, who burnt and looted the council secretariat, were arrested through the CCTV Camera footage and are now being prosecuted by appropriate quarters.
The guest speaker, Lt Col Titilayo Agbomabini (rtd) underscored the need for government to constantly pay attention to the criminal justice system to build public trust.
She said the security challenges facing Nigeria today are enormous and growing by the day for a single agency to address, but with adequate synergy the problem can be tamed.
“Public trust in security agencies will naturally thrive in an atmosphere of fairness, equity and high level of professionalism,” she said.
Agbomabini noted that security agencies must take steps to reduce bias and improve cultural competency, as well as maintain focus on the importance of collaboration and be visible within the community.
She pointed out that establishment of functional information sharing and intelligent gathering is a key requirement of synergy within the rank and file of the forces, which may not be left to the whims of agency leadership alone.
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