A non-governmental organization known as Legal Care Advocacy Foundation has commenced legal proceedings against the Rivers State government, the Commissioner of Police in the state, and the Deputy Comptroller, Maximum Security Custodian Centre Port Harcourt over the continued incarceration of more than a hundred inmates.
The NGO is in court to demand the release of the inmates from the Port Harcourt Correctional centers because some have spent more than ten years without trial, arraignment, and or advice from the directorate of public prosecution.
When the matter was mentioned before, Justice Haribaba Dagogo jack after listening to the applicant’s lawyer, ordered that a hearing notice be served on the three respondents before adjourning the case to the 14th of October 2022 for hearing.
Counsel to the NGO, Chudidi who spoke to Journalists shortly after the court proceedings explained the that his client took the legal action to help write the wrongs against the people.
He said those in detention have spent more than the required number of years in detention and should be allowed to enjoy their freedom.