- A Nigerian writer simply identified as Eketi has shared a sad experience at a Nigerian prison
- Eketi said that many female prisoners are not being visited by their husbands or male family members
- The writer noted that many women have been abandoned in prison
A Nigerian writer simply identified as Eketi has shared her experience at a Nigerian prison. Eketi took to the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter, to reveal what she saw, especially at the female section of the prison.
According to her, she was shocked to see the huge difference between women visitors who came to see the male prisoners than male visitors who came to see the female prisoners. According to her, female prisoners were visited by their female family members than males.
She noted that even pregnant women were not visited by their partners. The writer said that after they deliver their children in prison, their partners still do not show up.
She explained that the prison has a higher number of females who rarely get a visit from their male friends or family members. Recounting an experience, Eketi said that a female prisoner once called her to hear her voice because she does not have anybody to call.
The woman noted that her husband and brothers do not answer her calls again and she is not visited by them. Eketi noted that husbands of the women in prisons move on quickly with their lives and when some women eventually come out of prison, they realise that they have no one to call their own.
According to Eketi, women are not treated well whenever they are at the mercy of their husbands, or their family.
She also noted the huge difference between men that stick to their wives during life’s challenges and women who stand by their husbands during trials.
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In related news, Legit.ng earlier reported that a civil rights group told the federal government and the judges to stop jailing people over petty offences. The group called for alternatives punitive measures for petty offenders. According to them, disciplinary measures like providing community service should be used to replace custodian measures for these types of offenders.
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