An inmate of the Kirikiri Correctional Centre, Chidozie Ajokugi, has been languishing in the facility without trial for six years.
His mother, Modupe, who disclosed this to PUNCH Metro, said efforts by the family to get the authorities to act on the matter had proved abortive even after the complainant absolved him of blame in the matter that brought him to the centre.
It was learnt that Chidozie went to charge his laptop in his friend landlord’s apartment at the Abati area of Lagos sometime in 2014, and while waiting for the device to be fully charged, operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad stormed the house and arrested him and others, claiming that they were suspects in the case of a stolen car.
However, the owner of the car was said to have absolved the 26-year-old Chidozie and his friend, Prosper, claiming that the landlord, one Raheem Oloriebi, was the culprit. (Punch)