Wife of missing man unaware he’s in prison for 5months
A wife of a missing man was unaware her husband was in prison custody for five months. The said husband, identified only as Adeleke (35), was accused of stealing.
The police arraigned Adeleke, an electrician from Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state for the offence on August 29. The case suffered several adjournments as the accused remain in custody.
Both the wife and the Adeleke’s mother were unaware of his plight.
‘He must have been presumed dead,’ said The Headfort Foundation, a law firm committed to prison decongestion.
The law firm said it came in contact with Adeleke, when its team visited the Ogba Magistrate’s Court during a court cell visitation. Telca Onuagu, a lawyer with the firm took up Adeleke’s brief for free.
The magistrate struck out the suit on October 6, at which time he had spent five months and seven days in the correctional center.
Source: Headfort Foundation