Dunsin of PRAI Impact LPILP week and the Informal Justice Court of the Aardschap Foundation

Oluwadunsin Komolafe of Prisoners’ Rights Advocacy Initiative (PRAI) actively impacted on the success of the Lagos Public Interest Law Partnership (LPILP) week and the Informal Justice Court of the Aardschap Foundation, Netherlands.

The Informal Justice Court, which was piloted at the Ikoyi Custodial Center, trained 85 indigent on the Judicial processes through mock trials and role-plays. The inmates acted out their respective cases and took on different roles obtainable in a formal court setting. They gained legal knowledge, learned how to defend their cases in court, and explore alternative and innovative ways to navigate the Criminal Justice System. Oluwadunsin guided the inmates on their roles as Judges, Prosecution Counsel, Defence Counsel, Registrar, Witnesses, etc. She did impressively well and was commended by the inmates and organizers.

Oluwadunsin Komolafe

Oluwadunsin Komolafe

She also participated in the drama simulation of the Informal Justice Court by the Lagos State University (LASU) Theatre Troupe headed by Prof. Tunji Azeez of the Theatre Arts Department. She played the role of Investigating Police Officer(IPO) during the drama presentation at the grand finale of the LPILP Pro Bono Week and made a significant input to the drama from the perspective of a practicing lawyer.