03 Jun, 2020


Lagos Receives 1,000 Land Grabbing Petitions in One Year


…Resolves 350 Cases, Charges Suspected Kingpin to Court


…As Law Enforcement Officers Begin Statewide Use of Body Cameras


Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), who said this at the Ministerial Press Briefing held at JJT Park, Alausa, Ikeja to commemorate Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s first anniversary in office, said deliberate efforts were made by government to strengthen the Taskforce to arrest and prosecute suspected notorious land grabbers in order to send a strong signal about the determination of the present administration to rid the State of illegal takeover of land owners' property.


Giving details of the activities of the Ministry of Justice and its agencies in the last one year, Onigbanjo said: “The Taskforce with five Counsel received 1000 petitions out of which 350 have so far been resolved, while over 600 are pending and are at various stages of resolution” ……….


Furthermore, he said the Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI) carried out training for 11,234 Law Enforcement Officers in the 2019 fiscal year and commenced deployment of body cameras for the officers, just as it sensitised critical stakeholders such as the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) members across board and market leaders, among others on compliance with relevant laws regulating their operations.


“LETI, in the period under review, commenced preliminary works on the acquisition and deployment of Body Cameras for use by the State Law Enforcement Agents; completed phase 1 of the upgrading of facilities and agility training ground; carried out disaggregation of training schedules for more effectiveness and efficiency, and introduced the new curriculum with special emphasis on proactive law enforcement as opposed to the reactionary model”, he said.