Poor knowledge and deployment of Information Technology (ICT) has undermined Nigeria’s policing and criminal justice system.
The results revealed that technology and the police have been interconnected for decades, since the advent of the telephone, automobile and two-way radio.
Today, technology seems to advance at a pace of geometric progression, as evidenced by the spread of the Internet, social media, and high-powered computing, among other technological advancements.
The criminal justice echelon and corridor players may have ceased to benefit from the radical growth of ICT.
Most police activity, including statements from suspects or complainants, is still done in analog format.
Incredibly, some senior force commanders are not subscribed to modern communication channels like Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, Telegram, LinkedIn and YouTube. They just don’t seem interested in the internet and all its benefits, while their counterparts all over the world operate social media accounts.
According to Nigeria’s top ICT expert, Chris Uwaje, it is not just a problem with the police and the judiciary, but also the digital gap in institutional governance and leadership without a digital transformation master plan. .
Uwaje, who is the First Vice President of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), said, “Today, 21st century governance requires a robust and timely e-government blueprint architecture comprising a network Multi-level IP and intelligent agent needed to solve complex challenges of crisis-prone citizen needs for efficient and effective solutions.
These needs, he added, include the constitutional obligations of government, the efficient and electronic performance of government functions, the fulfillment of electronic workflow and task management expectations, the exploitation of mass review of business intelligence resources and the application of e-governance control and management models.
Others establish informed governance, meet governance expectations and civil society demands, competitiveness and engender peace and prosperity, and build the economic knowledge support systems for better governance and satisfaction for Development.
The others provide ultimate solutions for high efficiency productivity, helping to optimize business growth and sustainability, addressing the challenges of citizen satisfaction and GDP growth, effective data mining technique for research in governance, enhancing and sustaining governance as a corporate brand, creating wealth for communities and sustaining executive success, as well as establishing and maintaining peace and stability, among others.