‘Ikoyi Prison not fit for animals’


A financial analyst, Lukman Okunade, was remanded at the Ikoyi Prison Service (now known as Ikoyi Correctional Centre) for three days pending the time he would meet his bail conditions. He told TAJUDEEN ADEBANJO that those days remain the darkest part of his life.

 

SOMETIMES in 2017, a financial analyst, Lukman Okunade, was transferred to Ikoyi Prison Service pending the time he would meet his bail conditions. The three days, he told The Nation, were the darkest days of his life.

From food that appeared poisonous to the crowded place with lack of space to sleep, Okunade said nothing could be more horrible than the situation he went through at Ikoyi Prison.

At a point, he felt making it out alive in the dungeon would be through the grace of God.

“Everything was not just in the proper way it ought to be. The place is not fit for animals not to talk about humans’ habitation. The fact that it is a prison does not mean it should not be habitable. Human beings were packed like…



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