Lagos State Office of the Public Defender, has taken its free legal services /enlightenment and sensitisation campaign to the staff and students of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu.
Its Director, Olayinka Adeyemi, said this at an occasion organised in conjunction with Student Union Judiciary Council of the Polytechnic, saying the role of the Judiciary in the protection of human rights and development could not be over emphasised.
According to Adeyemi, the agency had been in the vanguard of championing and protecting the rights of less privileged members of the society, persons living with disability, women and children facing domestic violence in the State.
She reiterated that the core function of the office was to provide free legal services to the defenceless citizens, irrespective of gender and religion.
The Director maintained that anyone who violated the law would be punished, admonishing the students of the institution to show moderation in their activities, concentrate on their studies and be obedient to the law.