As part of its commitment to protect the fundamental rights of its citizens irrespective of their status, the Lagos State government has resolved to intervene in the cases of indigent Kirikiri Prison inmates without legal representation and other challenges.
The inmates were identified and shortlisted for intervention when the Directorate of Citizens’ Rights under the Lagos State Ministry of Justice visited the prison. Speaking after the visit, the Director of the Directorate, Mrs Omololu Idowu Adesina, said: “The visit was one of our quarterly activities. We visit prisons to see the appropriateness of the detainees, the awaiting trial inmates and the conditions of the prisons.
“Some of the inmates have health issues, some of them just need our intervention to get out of the prison. Some of them have bail conditions that they cannot meet, at times we can help. It could even just require us to contact their people for them to take up their matters in the way of providing sureties and all that.” Read more