Policing In Nigeria evolved over the years, and the same can be told about the intelligent department since its establishment
The police in Lagos on Tuesday commissioned a technology-based interrogation facility at the State Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba. During the event, the state police commissioner, Muazu Zubairu, said the facility would be used for the interrogation of criminal suspects henceforth.
Mr. Zubairu, while speaking during the event told that the project was supported by both individuals and organizations who deem it important to do. He informed that the facility was donated by the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (ROLAC), alongside the European Union.
Also speaking in the event was the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Yetunde Longe who now has been appointed to be in charge of the SCIID, in her speech described the occasion as a milestone in the history of the Nigeria Police Force.
According to her, “The Force is witnessing a paradigm shift from the old analog system to information and communications technology,”
“The facility that was commissioned is a prerequisite in the administration of Criminal Justice Law of Lagos State. According to the Criminal Justice Law, where the suspect wishes to confess to the crime, such confession must be in writing and also electronically recorded on CD. No confession obtained contrary to this will be admitted in evidence.” Mrs. Yetunde further added.
Mrs. Longe also told that “the facility was provided for the police to embrace world best practices in investigations and assured that it would be used by trained officers of the State Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department.”
She further assured that the facility would be judiciously utilized for the purpose for which it is intended.
In addition, the Organisation also that there will be a dedicated website to showcase the continuous achievements and progress of the new facilities in terms of usage.