DON PROFERS SOLUTION TO AWAITING TRIAL PRISIONERS IN NIGERIAN PRISIONS
A long trial of prisoners in Nigeria has been described as an infringement on fundamental human rights of people and an abuse to humanity.
Prof. Funmi Oloruntimehin of the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER), Ibadan, stated this at the Distinguished Human Rights Personality Lecture of the Centre for Human Rights and Gender Education, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun recently.
Prof. Oloruntimehin, who was a guest of speaker at the Lecture and an advocate of human rights for Nigerian prisoners, said conditions of prisoners are deplorable while she stated that government should redeem the state of the Nigerian Prisoners. Nigerian prisoners need love, affection and care. Don’t discriminate against them and don’t ostracise them. They’re our brothers and sisters she added.
The Chairman of the University Governing Council, who doubled as the Chairman of the occasion, Prof. O. Y. Oyeneye commended the activities of the Centre over the years. He noted that the topic of discourse was germane to the general well being of Nigerians, especially the prisoners.
Prof. Oyeneye further advised Nigerians, not to discriminate against prisoners as anybody could be in their shoes. Other participants at the lecture include officers of Nigerian Prison Service, Nigerian Immigration Service, Federal Road Safety Commission and the Nigeia Police Force. The principal Officers of the University led by Prof. Kayode Oyesiku were not left out of the Lecture.