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Nigerian lady who died in Ivorian prison reported her plight after two years in jail – Abike Dabiri-Erewa says



Nigerian lady who died in Ivorian prison reported her plight after two years in jail ? Abike Dabiri-Erewa says

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairperson, Nigerians in Diaspora Fee, has mentioned the late Itunu Babalola, the Nigerian girl who died in an Ivorian jail, didn’t report her plight early sufficient to the Nigerian Fee in Ivory Coast.


Babalola’s case grew to become public in March 2021 and she or he died on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, after struggling an an infection whereas nonetheless in jail for against the law she did not commit.


Following her loss of life, Nigerians known as out the Nigerian authorities, particularly the Nigerians in Diaspora Fee (NIDCOM) for not appearing earlier to get her out of jail.



Reacting throughout an interview on Come up TV, Abike Dabiri defined that Itunu had spent two years in jail earlier than the matter was reported.


She mentioned: “She didn’t inform the mission concerning the trial. She had spent two years in jail, then her father cried out for assist. Maybe, when she had points with the burglar and policeman that was altering the case and reported to the Mission, perhaps it might have been a distinct story.”


Abike added that when her case was made public, the Nigerian Ambassador to Ivory Coast, Martin Adamu, instantly swung into motion.


She mentioned: “However as quickly because the ambassador received to find out about it they instantly took motion. First, they went to see her when she was in jail, someplace outdoors Abidjan and received a lawyer. Additionally they received cash collectively for the lawyer to even start the case. And the cash was raised throughout the Nigerian group and the Nigerian Mission shortly. The lawyer gave an assurance that it was a case for an enchantment. Actually, the prosecutor made it clear that the lady (Itunu) shouldn’t be in jail.”

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Itunu, an Oyo State indigene, was working as a dealer in Bondoukou, Cote d’Ivoire earlier than her condo was burgled by an Ivorian in September 2019. She landed in jail after refusing a settlement from an Ivorian police officer on the burgled gadgets.