Two-third of over 3,000 inmates of Kirikiri Prison awaiting Trial – Ebuka Obi-Uchendu Shares after Boxing Day Visit


Media personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu spent Boxing Day in Kirikiri Prison with inmates.Ebuka shared the story on his Twitter,describing the experience as a surreal one.

He saw the inmates serve mass, sing in the choir, and he listened to them share their stories.

He added that there were too many unfortunate tales; two-thirds of the 3000 inmates still awaiting trial.

He wrote:

Spent Boxing Day in church at Kirikiri Prison and it was quite a surreal experience seeing inmates serve mass, sing in the choir and share their stories. Way too many unfortunate tales… For some context, two-thirds of the over 3000 inmates are awaiting trial.

Anyways, was super proud to see my elder brother @otunba_ugo receive an award for the good work he continues to do for almost a decade now with inmates in Kirikiri. Hopefully one day, the justice system will also do better.