PRAI secured the discharge of these young men today before Hon. Justice Akintoye of the Lagos High Court after spending 3 years in prison for an offence punishable with 3 months imprisonment.
They were arrested in Ajah, Lagos State and handed over to men of Special Anti Robbery Squad(SARS) in May 2015. They were subsequently remanded in prison but their case file was not forwarded by the police to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution.
PRAI requested for a legal advice upon being aware of their predicament in 2017. When there was no response we filed an application compelling the AG of Lagos to state why they should not be released, they were subsequently charged to court. Upon a perusal of the charge sheet we noticed they were charged for being disorderly persons which is punishable upon conviction with 3 months imprisonment. We filed an application asking the court to discharge them having spent 3 years in prison for an offence punishable with 3 months imprisonment. In response to our application, the prosecution withdrew the charges against them and they were discharged.
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