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Lagos Assembly passes bill to assist victims, protect witnesses

By Kehinde Olatunji
23 September 2022   |   3:55 am
The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed a bill to provide for the rights and entitlements of victims and protection of witnesses and for connected purposes in the state.

The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed a bill to provide for the rights and entitlements of victims and protection of witnesses and for connected purposes in the state.

The bill was passed during plenary presided over by the Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa.

“Every person, including security agents, shall render assistance to victims of accidents or crimes and ensure that such persons are taken to the nearest hospital for immediate care and treatment.

“A public or private hospital shall provide immediate and adequate treatment to an accident victim or any person with gunshot and severe injuries or wounds,” a part of the bill states.

It, therefore, stipulates a fine for any medical facility that fails to comply with the related section of the bill.