Lagos to establish additional forensic centres

Lagos state government has expressed satisfaction with the performance of its DNA and Forensic Center (LSD&FC) established last year. It disclosed plans to establish additional forensic programmes to complement and maximise the level of services offered by the centre.

The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, disclosed this yesterday at the 2018 Ministerial Press Briefing in commemoration of the Third Year in Office of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Ikeja. Kazeem said the approval for the establishment of Phase 2 of the Forensic Centre project which will comprise of Toxicology/Chemistry, General Administration and Perimeter Security Enhancement among others will expand the ability of the Centre to support the Police and other relevant stakeholders in the judicial sector.

The Attorney-General added that the expansion of the capacity of the DNA Centre would help address reported cases of poisoning, use of dangerous substances and above all, enhance investigation by security agencies and prosecution by the Office of the Attorney-General.

He disclosed that “since the commissioning of the (LSD&FC) last year, a total of 316 inquiries have been received; the Centre currently has over 71 active cases bothering on homicide, rape, toxicology, child traffi cking, and serology amongst others.”

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