As part of efforts to further ensure the security of lives and property, the State Judiciary has commissioned a Police Post within the Judiciary Complex and its environs along Kobape Road in Abeokuta.
The Police Post, according to the State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu would improve security, noting that “the Judiciary as a key player in delivering safety and security through Justice is exposed to daily human traffic of litigants and suspected crime perpetrators who are brought to court daily for trial, hence a need for the building of the police post.”
She advised members of the neighbouring communities to make an effective use of the facility and report any form of crimes or criminality within the axis and desist from harbouring culprits.
His Lordship Implored police officers at the post not to put honour, prestige and dignity associated with the police force to disrepute enjoining them to respect the rule of law, respect the Court and conform with the norms of the court as they discharge their duties.
In his goodwill message, the Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Olakunle Oluomo represented by his Deputy, Hon. Akeem Balogun, eulogised the Ogun State Chief Judge for His lordship’s initiative pledging the Assembly’s support to the Judiciary.
Also speaking, the Ogun State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Oluwasina Ogungbade, represented by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Adebayo Bamidele commended the Hon. Chief Judge for the laudable gesture, assuring the State’s Justice System of his support at ensuring good dispensation of Justice.
Remarking, the State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole who expressed delight with the provision of infrastructure to his Command said the gesture would further enhance cordial relationship with the Judiciary, police and the people of kobape, Olipakala and its environs.
The Ogun State Correctional Centre boss, Mr Abdul Rasheed Alimi noted that the provision of the facility would curb incidents of escape of inmates escaping from court premises, as security would be enforced and no Correctional Service Staff, who escort inmates to court would entertain no apprehension.
The Baale of one of the communities around the Judiciary Complex, Chief Ogundimu Olubori-Samuel, from Okoto village applauded the State Chief Judge for the structure, saying it came at a time the communities in the area were craving for such security base.