There ought to be a system in place where the poor or low income group have access to the legal justice system, something similar to the Legal Aid system in the UK.
Can we in the diaspora not put a special funding system in place (e.g. a special central account into which we pay £5 per month, which can be used to pay for a legal representative to assist a poor individual in Nigeria)? Currently, we have innumerable individuals languishing in custody simply because they are unable to afford access to justice.
I totally agree with this - my only concern is 'who' will administer this, and will this not simply be subjected to the same or similar corrupt looting we've seen in other funds that are supposed to be set aside for the good of the nation? But it seems like the right thing to do in being our "brother's keeper".
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