Nigerian prisons system needs reform – Kemi Olunloyo

Embattled journalist and blogger, Kemi Olunloyo, has lamented the poor state of Nigerian prisons.

She, therefore, stated that the prison system in the country needs urgent reform.

She said this via her Twitter after she regained her freedom from the Port Harcourt Prison on Monday.

Olunloyo, who is the daughter of a former governor of Oyo State, Dr Omololu Olunloyo, also called on the Senator representing Oyo Central at National Assembly, Monsurat Sunmonu, to draft and present a bill on Prison Reforms to the Senate.

She wrote: “Need to testify at Nigerian Senate on Press Freedom, Prison reforms in Nigeria. Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, please let’s draft a bill. Democracy not Dictatorship.”‎

It could be recalled that Olunloyo was arrested in Lagos in March and arraigned at the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for alleged cybercrime.

She was said to have published a story believed to be capable of defaming a cleric, Pastor David Ibiyeomie.

The court ordered Olunloyo to be remanded in prison custody until she meets the bail conditions stipulated for her release.






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