The Lagos State Prison Watch Team has offered free legal representation to indigent inmates in Ikoyi prisons.
This is in furtherance of Lagos State Government’s commitment to the welfare of its citizens.
The Director, Citizens’ Right Department, Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Clara Ibirogba, who led the team expressed concern over the congestion in prisons and said that free legal services were being offered to ensure that none of the inmates was unduly detained.
She said that the State Government is committed to ensuring the welfare of prisoners by implementing measures such as the provision of free legal representations to those prisoners who cannot afford legal fees.
According to Ibirogba, the prison facility which was initially built to accommodate 800 inmates currently has 2,615 inmates, a situation…
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