The Director Office of the Public Defender has concluded a three day intensive training on the Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJ) 2015 Area ‘F’ Police command Ikeja.
The training which was held at the area ‘F’Ikeja Police Command .The Area commander OlasojiAkinbaye an assistant commissioner of police (ACP),who Facilitated the3 day training for his officers in handling cases of child sexual abuse, domestic violence, child labour, trafficking and exploitationwith focus on the rights of defendants/suspects, crime victims and complainantsin other to discharge their duties to the people of the State.
Mrs Adeyemi who led the trainers, are counsels of the Office of the Public Defender, Lagos state Ministry of Justice. The Director said, the training would improve police officers in order to sharpen their skills and improve the Officers. She further said would enable the police to do their job in line with the world global best practicesand standards in handling complaints and cases.
OPD took interest in partneringwith the police because of the way the Area‘F’ Commander has been handling Cases on the areas policemen have earlier received training.
The Area ‘F’ Commander Mr Akinbaye said he approaches OPD following advice from the Inspector General of police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu for Commanders to embark and retraining of their subordinates to drive and reforms in the Nigerian policeand this was encouraged by the commissioner of Police,LagosZubairuMuazu, who didn’t waste time in approving the training “I know it will change their mentality and performance and we intend to embark on more training he said”.
The participants said that the training was comprehensive and well detailed enough.it has also broadened their knowledge on how to handle cases of Domestic Violence and human trafficking with special interest on how to interview a person that has been sexually abuse, a child suspects and how to present their cases in court
The 3 Day Training were attended by 102 Police officers from the Area “F”Ikeja Police Command who are from the ranks of corporals, sergeants, inspectors, assistant superintendents and superintendent officers.