Nigerian lawyer, Olumide Orija, has made it a point of duty to break innocent prisoners out of jail
Olumide was touched to render this selfless service after seeing a prisoner jailed over a broken crate of eggs
The brave Nigerian lawyer created a non-profit law firm, Headfort to ensure people get justice free of charge
A Nigerian lawyer, Oluyemi Orija, has sparked emotions on social media over her selfless service to prisoners jailed for wrongful reasons.
Olumide, who serves as a lawyer in Lagos state, Nigeria, has been working day and night to break prisoners out of jail.
Speaking during an interview with NAS daily, the beautiful lawyer opened up about what made her delve into helping short-time prisoners and setting them free from jail.
She recounted how a striking observation she made about the courtrooms strengthened her determination to help prisoners leave jail.
According to her, most prisoners get sent to jail the fact that they could not afford to pay a fine.
Stressing further, she narrated her experience with innocent prisoners, and how she saw a guy going to jail for breaking a crate of eggs, despite the fact that he didn’t do it on purpose.
She also revealed how some innocent people are jailed because they couldn’t understand and speak English correctly.
Setting up office to help the oppressed and innocent
After taking a close look at the plight of innocent prisoners, Olumide set up an office to help them leave jail.
However, she made it clear that she does background checks to ascertain the innocence of any prisoner, before making any effort to send the prisoner out of jail.
To create more impact, the determined lawyer created a law firm with over 200 volunteers all over Nigeria teaching people about their rights and how not to get arrested.
Her law firm, Headfort is completely non-profit and solely created for everyone to get access to justice no matter how much they make.
Meanwhile, Topnewstv.com.ng previously reported that a 64-year-old man who escaped prison 30 years ago has handed himself over to police, following his return. The 64-year-old who escaped from prison aged 35 surrendered on September 12 and was arrested and charged with escape from lawful custody.
He appeared in court on Tuesday, and the next hearing is set for September 28.