The Department of Public Prosecutions is one of the mainstream Departments in the Ministry of Justice. Its primary functions include:
(i) Proffering Legal Advice or Opinion to the Nigerian Police and other Enforcement Agencies, Ministries and Extra-Ministerial Departments on criminal matters and letters.
(ii) Public prosecution of Defendants accused of crimes in all court of competent jurisdiction.
(iii) And on any other matters assigned to the Department by the Hon. Attorney General and the Solicitor-General.