In a bid to foster synergy in advancing administration of criminal justice in Lagos State, the new Controller of the Nigeria Correctional Services, Lagos Command, Controller B.R Freedman and his team on Thursday paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (S.A.N) in his office at the Ministry of Justice, Alausa, Ikeja.
Onigbanjo congratulated the new controller on his deployment to Lagos State wishing him the best in his effort to aid speedy dispensation of justice across all correctional facilities in the State.
The Attorney General went further to pledge the commitment of the State Government towards sustaining the existing relationship with the command for speedy dispensation of justice.
“I appreciate you for the visit as well as request that it will be a frequent one as it will assist both establishments to sort out bottlenecks regarding the speedy dispensation of justice.
“Our close working relationship will further lead to the decongestion of the custodial centres in the state,” He noted.
Controller B.R Freedman stated that he strongly believes that greater and close synergy among stakeholders in the criminal justice delivery system is key to a robust and speedy trials for inmates.
“It is clear that no one stakeholder in the justice delivery system can function alone. We need each other to succeed,” he said.
He also noted that through the instrument of plea bargain, there will be further decongestion of correctional facilities which is one of the major challenge facing the justice system.
The familiarisation tour is part of the new Controller’s visit to important personalities, relevant agencies and strategic partners in the state.