Exploitative Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps member risks five-year jail

Exploitative Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps member risks five-year jail

The Lagos State House of Assembly has warned that members of the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps who engage in self-serving activities risk five-year jail. This was made known in Lagos on Monday during the adoption of the report of the Assembly Committee on Information, Security and Strategy as presented by its chairman, Mrs. Adefunmilayo Tejuosho,

The Lagos State House of Assembly has warned that members of the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps who engage in self-serving activities risk five-year jail.

This was made known in Lagos on Monday during the adoption of the report of the Assembly Committee on Information, Security and Strategy as presented by its chairman, Mrs. Adefunmilayo Tejuosho, to the House during plenary on Monday.

Tejuosho presented the report on “A Bill for a Law to Amend the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency for the Regulation and Control of Neighbourhood Safety Corps Activities and for Connected Purposes.’’

According to her, it was observed at the public hearing held on December 14, 2018 that certain sections of the Principal Law needed to be amended in addition to those contained in the Amendment Bill.

She said that in order to allow for proper efficiency and strengthening of the agency, there was the need to create more sections to make the amendment more encompassing.

The lawmakers therefore stated that, based on Section 27 (2) of the amendment, a safety corps member shall not exploit his or her membership of the safety corps for personal advantage or benefits.

“A safety corps member who violates the provisions of this section commits an offence under Section 68 of the Criminal Law and is liable on conviction to five-year imprisonment,” Subsection 3 of Section 27 reads in part.

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