In an mail from Linda Ikeji Blog reader who claims he was recently locked up at a police station called Iyaganku Police Station in Ibadan. While there, he says he saw two boys less than 16 years old who have been locked up there for a few years. I decided to share his mail here just in case. See it below
Hi Linda, I am writing you regarding something I saw some days back in Iyaganku Police Station Ibadan. I was detained by some Policemen of Iyaganku in Ibadan, after which I was put in the cell because I wont co-operate with them. Surprisingly, a boy of about 13-14yrs old came out of one of the cells, I wasn’t sure of what I saw because its awkward to find someone so young in a cell, I believe for whatever crime he must have commited, he shouldn’t be locked up in a cell, so when I got into my own cell, where I met about 6 other people in the cell, I told them what I saw and to my surprised they weren’t shocked, they told me, its no news that the boy is called “State” and he’s been locked in that same Iyaganku Cell for over 5yrs, with my calculation, the boy is 14yrs old now, that means he’s been locked up since he’s 9, when I asked for his crime, I was told he is locked up there because he pushed someone into a well and the person died.