“The current situation of our people remanded in Afara prison to say the least is beyond unpleasant. When my son, Nnamdi Kanu said that Nigeria is evil, I can assure you that it is an understatement, because it is hell on earth. Everything in that contraption is made to fail. Wickedness and nepotism is highly prevalent. Infact, my son owes animals in the zoo an apology for comparing them with Nigerians. Words cannot express how awful I feel about this country.”
She further went on to narrate what she encountered on several occasions she had visited IPOB activists in Afara prison. According to her, “my experience cannot be completely expressed in words.
“A visit by yourself to the prison facility will explain better. Before you are permitted to see any of the IPOB inmates at Afara prison, you will spend a lot of money on the prison officials. There are six checkpoints before you will reach the people you want to see, and at each checkpoint, you will need to pay the sum N100, [one hundred Naira] per person.”
“The prison warders asked me to bring some money for their rent, meaning they will have to pay house rent inside the prison or they will be made to stay outside the prison to spend their prison term. This is unbelievable. The prison warders are one set of heartless individuals that I wonder if they came from outer space.
“Just last week they asked me to pay N200 [two hundred Naira] and on getting to the prison yard, they upgraded the bribe to N500 [five hundred Naira] before I could see the IPOB activists held there. Really the IPOB brothers in Afara prison are being treated like animals and not humans. If I don’t give them food, they will starve. It is as bad as that.
I went to visit them last week, and I was told that the key to the prison where they kept the inmates is missing, meaning that nobody will see them and they will not eat until the key is found. I was shocked to my bone marrow as to how wicked people can be. I thought within me, so they are now animals that you can lose their prison keys and yet not be perturbed. Afara prison warders truly have no regard for IPOB detainees and this must be looked into. We must do everything humanly possible to remove these people from there before they die.”