The Nigeria Police, Lagos State Command and the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) are on the verge of entering into partnership that promises to spell doom for elements involved in intellectual property theft and violation of the rights of copyright owners in Nigeria.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi, made this known while receiving a delegation of COSON staff that paid him a visit in his office in Ikeja as he pledged that the police command would partner with the body to fight piracy on Tuesday November 14, 2017.
While addressing the Commissioner, COSON chairman, Chief Okoroji who led the delegation, stated that the Board and members of COSON are proud of the security provided by officers and men of the Lagos State Police command all through the 8 big events of the just concluded COSON Week. He noted that the temperament, efficiency and passion displayed by the officers during each event of the COSON Week were top notch. The COSON Chairman also highlighted the fact that not for once during the weeklong event did any Police officer arrive late to the venue, neither was there any report of a breakdown of law and order anywhere, stating that their behaviour was world class.
According to the COSON Chairman, ‘‘When the Police does not perform as expected, we often criticize them. We should also be ready to pat them on the back when they’ve done a good job. During the COSON Week, the Police in Lagos did a fantastic job’’.
Receiving the delegation, CP Edgal noted that the Nigeria Police means different things to different people, but the Police Force will continue to partner more closely with people so that the people can understand the Police a lot more.
The CP further encouraged COSON to continue in its fight for creators and owners of Intellectual Property, while also noting that the Police will form a partnership with COSON to identify the major copyright infringers within the state and ensure that they no longer have a free reign. He thanked the COSON team for the visit and appreciation of the efforts put up by his men.
Accompanying the Chairman on the visit were two other members of the COSON Board, the rub a dub maestro, Ras Kimono and Queen of Love, Azeezat Allen.
Also on the team were COSON’s General Manager, Chinedu Chukwuji, COSON’s Head of Finance, Bernice Eriemeghe, COSON’s Head of New Media, Tolu Balogun, COSON’s General Counsel, Simi Wash-pam and COSON’s Operations Executive, Deborah Animashaun.