Foundation secures release of 199 inmates


An NGO, Anchor Heritages Initiatives (AHI), has welcomed the release of 199 inmates from the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Custodial Centres in the South West and North Central parts of the country.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NGO, a foundation, Mr Bidemi Oladipupo, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) on Saturday in Lagos.

Oladipupo said AHI evolved five pillars that enabled it to meet its targets to the inmates.

According to him, “The pillars are Legal Aids, Teach and Beautify, Welfare, After Care Initiative, Education and Technology.”


He said the inmates that got their release facilitated cuts across all the custodial centres in the South West and Kwara.

“The offences committed by the inmates include stealing, raiding, obtaining under false pretence, unjust incarceration among others,” he said.

He said the Initiative leveraged lawyers who provided free services.

He said: ” I went to the court and saw lawyers and approached them in the name of Christ and spoke to them about the vision of AHI which some lawyers embraced,”

” Also, AHI partnered with Legal Aid Council of Nigeria (LACN) which is in charge of people that are unjustly incarcerated.”

He said the initiative planned to get to all NCoS Custodial centres all over the country.

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