The partnership between Olumide and Stephanie Aderinokun Foundation and Headfort Foundation has started to yield fruits with free legal services for people in Ogun State.
After spending eight months in prison, one particular man named Femi benefitted from the free legal representation provided by Headfort Foundation and he was released on March 10, less than two months after he was referred to their mobile office in Abeokuta by a prison officer in January.
He was charged to court after failing to pay #250 to a bike man which resulted in an argument, however, he could not perfect his bail conditions which was a sum of #500,000 with two sureties and he was remanded in custody.
Succour came the way of Femi after the matter was struck out of court for want of diligent prosecution.
In December 2021, Olumide and Stephanie Aderinokun Foundation through our co-founder – Chief Olumide Aderinokun commissioned a mobile office for lawyers under Headfort Foundation in Isabo Magistrate Court, Abeokuta to help bring relief to inmates who have been denied justice and victims of police brutality.
“We have many legal practitioners across the country but the issue is that people do not have the resources to access their services,” Chief Aderinokun said at the commissioning which took place on the 2021 International Human Rights Day.
“I’m happy with the donation I’ve made to help inmates who are struggling get fair trials in courts and also defend victims of police brutality which is quite rampant in our society.”
At Olumide and Stephanie Aderinokun Foundation, we believe the partnership with Headfort Foundation will continue to benefit the people in Ogun State irrespective of background as we aim to make lives better.