The Lagos State government is to establish mediation centres in all its local governments to fast track dispensation of justice.
The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem, broke the news yesterday at a media parley with reporters in his office at the Secretariat, Ikeja.
The Attorney General, who outlined the ministry’s programme for the year, said the government is determined to make justice available for all.
“We will open more mediation centres in each local government. We want to have a ministry that touches the lives of people.
“Justice is not a concept meant only for the rich. This administration will push for the protection of the weak and the oppressed,” he said.
To further decongest the prisons, Kazeem said his ministry would encourage the courts to adopt more of community sentencing for lesser offences.
“We will introduce the mobile courts through the use of specialised buses with magistrates on board. We will also tackle the issue of cyber crime by creating cyber forensics teams and create a criminal data register.
“If we have proper records of criminals, it will help the judges when they are deciding matters before them,” he said.
Source: The Nation Nigeria