PRESS RELEASE: LAGOS POLICE COMMAND COMMENDED FOR PROMPT RESPONSE TO COMPLAINTS BORDERING ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ABUSES.
By Onome Naomi
The Lagos State Police Command has been commended for its prompt response to and professional handling of gender-based violence and sexual-related crimes in the state.
The commendation was given by a delegation of the National Human Rights Commission led by its Zonal Coordinator, Lagos Office, Mr Lucas Koyejo, during a courtesy visit to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State on 1st February, 2022.
While appreciating the synergy between the Police and the Commission in the state, the Zonal Coordinator sought more collaboration especially in the fight against abuse of human rights.
The Commissioner of Police , Abiodun Alabi, while thanking the delegation for the visit, said respect for and protection of fundamental human rights was a cardinal part of his security template and that this was emphasized at his maiden press conference upon his assumption of duty on 24th January, 2022.
The CP further assured the delegation that the Command would not only continue to protect fundamental human rights of the citizens, respond swiftly to cases involving domestic violence and sexual offences but would see them as priorities.
It was agreed that there should be regular joint Human Rights training and retraining for police officers in the Command.
CSP.Adekunle Ajisebutu (ANIPR), PPRO Lagos State Command related this to the press.