- A Nigerian man, Taiwo stayed in prison for many years without being able to exercise his right to get a proper trial
- With the help of an NGO, PRAI, the young man's freedom was secured after he had spent 6 years in the prison
- Nigerians expressed deep sadness over what the man had to go through as they commended the effort that secured his release
A Nigerian, Ahmad Adetola-Kazeem, has taken to Facebook to reveal how a man named Taiwo spent six years in prison without any proper trial.
On Thursday, October 28, he said that Hon Justice Sonaike ordered the man's release after his years of detention at Kirikiri Maximum Custodian Centre.
A sad thing to go through
According to him, the development happened after a PRAI lawyer filed an application. Ahmad said an instance like Taiwo's shows how messy the whole criminal justice system in Nigeria is.
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In photos shared on Facebook, the released man posed beside his legal counsel, IK Kelani Omolere. Nigerians expressed sadness over the situation.
Read the Facebook post below:
At the time of writing this report, the post has gathered tens of comments on social media. Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:
Kareem Alabi Tijani said:
"May Allah reward you for all your efforts. You are a blessing to humanity."
Nwanyanwu U Kingdom said:
"More grace my brother and friend Ahmad Adetola-Kazeem."
Chisa Ibe Ugboaja said:
"Well done Ahmad Adetola-Kazeem. This is no mean feat. God bless you for the work you do."
Saidat Bello said:
"May Allah never leave you your affairs. May He always be there for you and your entire household in your time of ease and difficulty."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the California State Prison on Tuesday, October 5, made history as 25 of its inmates got their degrees in communication studies.
The epoch-making event was made possible through a partnership between California State University, Los Angeles, and the corrections centre.
It should be noted the event marked the first time a graduation ceremony would be taking place within the walls of the facility.