EVANGELIST ACCUSES EKITI WARDERS OF MALTREATING, SELLING OF DRUGS TO INMATES.
An Evangelist Abimbola Ifedoyin has accused warders working with the Ekiti State Correction facilities of violating the Rights and privileges of inmates confined in the facility.
The warders were also accused of selling illicit drugs to some inmates.
Abimbola Ifedoyin in a message sent to Roundoffnews E-mail specifically mentioned the names of two warders mostly involved in the unlawful practices and maltreatment of the inmates as against the rules of the facility.
The accused offices are Kazeem Olabiwonnu and Nicolas.
In the message, Ifedoyin who claimed that he got the information during his visit to the facility for evangelism lamented the way the officers often subject the inmates particularly those awaiting trial to all manners of abuse and molestation.
The message reads:
Concerning Ekiti state prison, the inmate there are suffering from the hands of those warders especially those Awaiting trial.
The way they treated them is very bad, since court have not found them guilty I don’t think they should be treated bad.
they sell drugs for them and impose everything on them which makes life miserable for them
. Some inmate there even wish they transfer them to another prison due to how and the rest are treating them,
One of the inmate name Rotimi Victor spoke to me during my evangelism visit to the place that I should help them to tell the radio station so that the prison ACG in Ibadan will be aware and look into it.
U can go to the prison for proper investigation because they are lamenting that government should look into it.
He called on appropriate authorities to investigate the matter and address all grey areas.
However, in a reaction, the Public Relations Officer Ekiti State Correction Facility Foluso Babalola denied the allegation describing it as malicious and false.
In a statement titled Re _mal-treatment of Inmates in Ekiti State Correction facility, Babalola claimed that the allegations have been investigated and the truth have been unraveled.
He noted that the named inmate “Rotimi Victor” Planned to import arms and ammunition to the correction facility through his robbery gangs outside the facility before his nefarious plans were nipped in the bud which he said was confirmed by the said inmate himself during his confessional statement.
We are therefore reassuring Ekiti populace that the Correction Authorities in Ekiti state will not relent in it’s effort at carrying out the mandate of keeping in safe custody and Rehabilitating Persons legally interned in our custody and will always pay due respect to their privileges and rights while carrying out this statutory mandate.
Meanwhile reactions have continued to trail the allegation as several organization of shown interest in the matter with a plan to write the authorities of the facility to seek their response.