LFS 2022

The 6th Annual Lagos Forensic Symposium (LFS) took place October 19 – 20, 2022 in Lagos, Nigeria as a hybrid meeting, where participants joined both in-person and remotely. You can view and download the Program Booklet here.

LFS 2022 focused on Forensic Science Practice in Africa. The following areas were covered:

-Murder investigations

-Sexual Assault Investigations

-Disaster Victim Identification

-Fire Investigations

-Accident Investigations

-Suicide Investigations

Presentations

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PA-01: The Lagos DNA & Forensic Center (LSD&FC) – Role in Criminal and Civil Investigations

Dr. Richard I. Somiari, PhD, Center Director, LSD&FC, Lagos, Nigeria

PA-02: What’s Done Cannot Be Undone: The Power Of Forensic DNA In Criminal Investigations

Dr. Michael Coble, Executive Director & Professor, Center for Human Identification, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA

PA-03: The Importance Of Forensic Science In Police Investigations In Nigeria

CP Yetunde O. Longe, Commissioner of Police, Railway Command, Lagos, Nigeria

PA-04: Admissibility of Forensic Evidence and Report During Criminal Trials in Nigeria

Hon. Justice Olatunde Oshodi, Judge, Lagos State Judiciary, High Court Ikeja, Lagos

PA-05: Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy

Dr. Ray Wickenheiser, Director, NYSP Crime Laboratory System, New York State Police, Forensic Investigation Center, Albany, New York, USA

PA-06: Importance Of Forensic Evidence In Prosecutions

Dr. Babajide Martins, Director Public Prosecution, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Lagos, Nigeria

PA-07: Impact Of Forensic Evidence In Courts: A Judicial Perspective

Judge Ann Claire Williams (Ret.), Of Counsel, JONES DAY® – One Firm WorldwideSM, Chicago, IL, USA.

Hon. Judge Marian F. Gaston, Assistant Presiding Judge, San Diego Superior Court, Juvenile Division, San Diego, CA, USA.

PA-08: Role Of The Lagos State Domestic & Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA) In Combating Sexual Violence

Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, Executive Secretary, Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA), Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Lagos, Nigeria

PA-09: The Use Of DNA In Human Remains Identification In Forensics

Adesola Onabanjo, MS, Forensic DNA Analyst, LSD&FC, Lagos, Nigeria

PA-10: Application Of Forensics In Criminal Investigations In Nigeria

SP Ibrahim A Yusuf, The Nigeria Police Force, Homicide Section, State CID, Yaba, Lagos

PA-11: Role Of The Pathologist In Suspicious Death Investigations In Lagos State, Nigeria

Prof. SS Soyemi, Acting Chief Medical Examiner, Professor & Honorary Consultant Pathologist, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos

PA-12: Forensic Pathology And The Administration Of Criminal Justice System In Zambia

Dr. Luchenga “Adam” Mucheleng’anga, Forensic Pathologist, Zambia Medicolegal Death Investigation System, Lusaka, Zambia

PA-13: Identification Of Victims Of A Building Collapse Using Forensic DNA Methodology

Afeez Akande, BSc, Forensic DNA Analyst, LSD&FC, Lagos, Nigeria

PA-14: The Use Of The Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) In Human Identification And Criminal Investigations

Dr. Michael Coble, Executive Director & Professor, Center for Human Identification, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA

PA-15: Creating A Nigerian Population Frequency Database Of Autosomal STR Loci For Forensic Applications

Victoria Osidipe, BSc, Forensic DNA Analyst, LSD&FC, Lagos, Nigeria

PA-16: DNA Collection Products – Driving Forensic Laboratory Success

Dan Watsula, Sr, Product Manager, BODE Technology, Lorton, VA, USA

PA-17: Forensic Interview As The Best Practice of Quicker And More Effective Investigation and Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse Cases

Mrs. Bisi Ajayi-Kayode, Chief Operating Officer/Lead Legal and Forensic Interview Department, Cece Yara Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria