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In Lagos, Law enforcement officers to start using body cameras

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The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced the plan to train the law enforcement officers according to state Officials in a series of tweets and social media posts Wednesday.

Greater Lagos, a platform that promoted the activities of the Government wrote, “Governor of Lagos State, Mr @jidesanwoolu today rolls out the plan to train Lagos State Law Enforcement Agents on the use of Body Worn Cameras under the Lagos State Law Enforcement Training Institute (LEITI).”

The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Lagos State on New Medi, Jubril Gawat, also wrote that the governor rolled out the plan to train Lagos State Law Enforcement Agents on the use of Body Worn Cameras.

He said they will be trained by the Lagos state Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI).

Olajide Oduyoye, general manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), had in February said the officers will use cameras to capture traffic violations.

“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.”

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