Lekki, Oshodi, Apapa high crime spots – Report

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The Lagos State Justice Reform Summit on Tuesday unveiled crucial crime statistics and complete reform plans aimed toward overhauling the state’s prison justice system.

Justice Rahman Oshodi of the Lagos High Court introduced the information and outlined the proposed adjustments, at a two-day Justice Reform Summit held by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice in Ikeja.

According to the Lagos State Criminal Information System, Lekki, Oshodi/Isolo, and Apapa areas at the moment have the very best crime charges in Lagos.

Justice Oshodi disclosed that between 2018 and 2024, a complete of 62,117 inmates have been enrolled in LCIS, with Lekki accounting for 13 per cent of reported instances.

He stated that Oshodi/Isolo, Apapa, and Ojo every adopted with 10 per cent, whereas Alimosho represented 9 per cent, Agege and Ikeja eight per cent every, Mushin six per cent, Lagos Island 5 per cent, and Yaba 4 per cent. Epe, Ajeromi, and Victoria Island ranked lowest at two % every, with Ikoyi barely larger at three %.

The statistics additionally highlighted the state of origin of defendants, revealing that Ogun, Oyo, and Lagos indigenes topped the listing of crime suspects.

Justice Oshodi in his presentation acknowledged that Ogun State leads with 17 per cent of whole crimes in Lagos, amounting to five,294 instances. Oyo State follows with 13 per cent (4,090 instances), and Lagos State ranks third with 11 per cent (3,295 instances).

He additionally acknowledged that states like Kano, Ekiti, Ebonyi, and Abia have been the bottom contributors on this class.

According to  Justice Oshodi, stealing-related offences dominated the prison court docket information, with 21,084 instances representing 44 per cent.

This was adopted by breaches of peace with 7,044 instances (15 per cent), armed theft at 10 per cent (4,518 instances), and sexual crimes being the least at 5 % with 2,231 instances.

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Justice Oshodi’s presentation was a part of a broader dialogue on prison justice reforms in Lagos.

Oshodi highlighted suggestions which embody: “Strengthening collaboration and information sharing amongst prison justice businesses via common inter-agency conferences, joint coaching applications, and built-in information administration techniques.

“Expanding the usage of know-how throughout the prison justice system, together with extending LCIS, BIMS, and OBS protection, and rising digital case submitting and administration techniques adoption.

“Enhancing capability constructing and coaching for prison justice professionals, together with legislation enforcement, the judiciary, corrections, and neighborhood service.

“Promoting public consciousness and engagement in prison justice reforms via neighborhood boards, media campaigns, and academic initiatives.

“Institutionalising the Bondsmen Scheme to reinforce the bail course of’s effectivity and effectiveness, with clear tips, requirements, and oversight mechanisms.

“Our justice professionals must be equipped with the latest skills and knowledge to uphold justice effectively,” stated Oshodi.

“Building extra custodial facilities to handle overcrowding and enhance inmate residing circumstances, leveraging the success of the Correctional Centre for Boys.

“These reforms have immense potential benefits, and I am confident we can achieve them holistically and collaboratively,” he stated.



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