The use of body cameras has been approved for all law enforcement agency officers in Lagos state.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos governor disclosed the development in a statement made available to Journalists
He said the officers will be trained by the Lagos state Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI) on the usage.
Among the law enforcement agency officers include;
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)
National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA)
State Security Service (Nigeria)
Federal Road Safety Corps (Nigeria)
Lagos State Police Command
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)
Recall that Olajide Oduyoye, general manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), had in February disclosed that the officers will use cameras to capture traffic violations.
“This year, we are going to be having body cameras on officers to capture incidences because things happen so fast,” he had said.
“You can’t really say let me get my camera. But if you have your body camera on that is recording, then you can capture all sorts of different things that you can use against offenders.
“Those who willfully disobey traffic signs go in the middle of the night to remove those signs. When they are caught, they will say that there were no signs. They go and remove the signs to prove they aren’t aware of the signs. This happens all the time.”