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Charles Okah wants conjugal visits allowed in prison

07 March 2016, 13:30

Abuja - The suspected mastermind of the 2010 Independence Day bombings, Charles Okah, challenged the failure of the respondents to stop illicit sex trade and drug trafficking by prison warders at Kuje Prison.

Okah sought a declaration that the acts violated the rights of awaiting trial and convicted inmates at the prison while suing the Federal Government of Nigeria for allegedly violating the rights of inmates in Kuje Maximum Security Prison.

Also read: Court suspends Okah's trial

He also asked the court to compel the government to pay him N350 million damages for alleged violation of his fundamental rights.

His counsel, Timipa Okponipere, filed the case on February 15, barely a week before Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Abuja High Court halted his trial on health grounds.

Joined in the suit are the Federal Ministry of Interior and the Nigerian Prisons Service as first and second respondents, respectively.

Among the reliefs sought by the applicant is the declaration that the failure of the respondents to respond to the letter of a prison inmate is a breach of fundamental right.

Source: Premium Times

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