Lagos State Government Signs DNA Forensic Centre agreement

Channels Television  
Updated May 4, 2016

ambodeThe Lagos State Government has signed the agreement on the establishment of the DNA Forensic Centre.

A statement signed by a Director of Public Relations At the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Bola Akingbade says the agreement was signed at Alausa between the Lagos State Government and ITSI Bioscience LCC.

The State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, said that the Lagos State DNA Forensics Centre (LSDFC) is a unique forensic technique that is now being used all over the world and it is aimed at achieving the growing DNA needs of criminal investigation.

He said the agreement signed is in fulfillment of the State Government’s plan to establish a DNA Forensic Center in the State to facilitate prompt and effective prosecution of criminal activities.

The Centre, according to the Attorney-General, would aid investigation on domestic and sexual violence cases, boost family and paternity proceedings, help in identifying victims of natural and man made disasters and also be a tool for the judicial system.

Kazeem noted that the center will be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to support all levels of DNA collection from people and objects, evidence examination, DNA analysis and provide evidential DNA storage.

‘I am certain that the Lagos DNA forensic laboratory is going to be another unique solution to fighting crime in our quest for a safer and secure Lagos’, he added.

Dr. Richard Somiasi signing on behalf of ITSI Bioscience LCC thanked the Lagos State Government and promised to live up to the task.