LARDI's Visit to the Attorney General of Kebbi State Hajiya Ramatu Adamu Gulma at the Ministry of Justice State Secretariat Brinin Kebbi
LARDI was introduced to the AG and sought partnership with the State in providing free legal services to indigent drug arrestees. The Hon. AG received the group warmly and connected us to a desk officer in the ministry who would oversee our work with the State Ministry of Justice.
Thereafter, pictures were taken and gift items were presented to the Hon. AG who thanked members for coming around to seek partnership with her office.View Pictures
LARDI Organized a Legal Aid Clinic Session and Adopted 5 New Cases in Kebbi State
The LARDI mission team visited The Kebbi Medium Security Custodial Centre.They were received by the Officer in Charge G. Idris who welcomed members and gave a brief on the numbers of inmates and categories of offences.
At the end of the exercise, 11 inmates who were drug arrestees were interviewed during the Legal Clinic. Their rights were made known to them and they were admonished to be of good behavior.
The team reviewed the cases of the inmates at the end of the session and five inmates who had no legal representations were adopted. The trial dates at the Federal High Court Birnin Kebbi were recorded for immediate action.View Pictures
LARDI Visits the Headquarters of Nigerian Correctional Service, Kebbi State.
The team comprising of Chinelo Uchendu Esq. (National Coordinator of LARDI), Rufai Muhammed Esq. (LARDI Clearinghouse Administrator), Abiola Olawole Esq. (Member, LARDI Abuja) and Illiasu Ibrahim Esq., (Ag. State Rep Kebbi State) were received by the Head of Operations Dr. Natti David Danjuma and the officer in charge of Welfare.
The essence of the advocacy visit is to build partnership with the NCS towards an increase in the standard of care to inmates and the respect of their human rights.
The mission team advocated for the welfare of the inmates in the custodial centers and for the NCS to continue in their good efforts at producing the inmates to court timeously, as well as refer those without lawyers facing drug charges to LARDI. The goal is to speed up adjudicatory process.View Pictures
Advocacy Visit to NDLEA Office Sokoto
LARDI also visited the NDLEA office and they were received by a Team of the NDLEA personnel led by Mr Amos Bamidele, the Ag. State Commandant who spoke highly of #LARDI's activities in the State.
The team made a strong case for the protection of the rights of drug arrestees while in custody of the agency as well as their prompt arraignment before the Court of law.
They also used the opportunity to call on the agency to use its expertise in the area of counselling and rehabilitation of drug users.
The PRO of the command, Mr. Muhammed Dahiru specifically mentioned that in the command's own objective assessment, LARDI is the newest of the NGOs on drug and drug related issues, but the strongest of all, taking into consideration its impact in the state.
At the end of the visit, the team was taken on a tour of the facilities at the rehabilitation center of the command.View Pictures
Advocacy Visit to NDLEA State Command in Makurdi, Benue State
Team #LARDI Benue visited the NDLEA State Command in Makurdi. They met the Assistant State Commander Mr. Femi Agboalu and the NDLEA Benue State Prosecutor Mr. John Ameh Esq as well as other officers who received them warmly.
The officers promised to partner with members of LARDI in Benue State to administer justice to all drug arrestees.
The team also held a legal clinic with inmates in NDLEA custody where the dangers of drug use and trafficking were emphasized and reiterated. The inmates promised to desist from the act whenever and if they eventually get their freedom.View Pictures
Advocacy Visit to the Maximum Security Correctional Service, Makurdi, Benue State
Team #LARDI Benue was at the Maximum Security Correctional Service, Makurdi, Benue State with ACC Dr. Alhaji Thomas (the Superintendent of the Centre).
The team subsequently had a legal clinic session with 14 inmates with drug related cases. The dangers of drug use and trafficking were explained to the inmates by
The National Coordinator and leader of the team, Chinelo Uchendu. They were also admonished to avoid bad and criminal friends who most times drag them into bad habits of drug use and drug trafficking.View Pictures
Advocacy Visit to NDLEA Office Edo State
A visit was also paid to the NDLEA office in Benin. The team was received by the Deputy Commander Mr. Peter Ogar on behalf of the State Commander.
The meeting was fruitful as they promised to work with us to speedily dispense with cases of indigent drug arrestees.View Pictures
2021 Advocacy Visit to the Nigerian Correctional Service Edo State
The team paid a visit to the Correctional Service in Benin. They were received by DCP. Amayo Osadiaye (Deputy Controller).View Pictures
Advocacy Visit to the Ministry of Justice Gombe
The team on advocacy in Gombe visited the Ministry of Justice. They met the Director of Legal Services and the Director of Legal Drafting. They also met with the Representative of the Hon. Attorney General.View Pictures
Advocacy Visit to the Ministry of Justice Edo State
We have had quite a number of interventions from Judges of various courts. They directly ask for LARDI when there is an indigent defendant in a drug matter in need of a counsel. This is why the Ministry of Justice is one of our top stakeholders and we want to visit all of them in Nigeria. Below are pictures of our visit to the Ministry of Justice in Edo State. We met with a representative of the Solicitor General.View Pictures
Advocacy Visit to the Nigerian Correctional Service Gombe 2021
The team also visited Nigerian Correctional Service, Gombe. They were warmly received and promised to work with our members in Gombe t0 speedily dispense with cases of indigent drug users.View Pictures
Advocacy Visit to the Commissioner of Police Gombe 2021
We paid a visit to the Commissioner of Police, Gombe. We want to introduce ourselves to all the stakeholders in all the states in Nigeria so carrying out our mandate will be easier.View Pictures
LARDI Work Plan Meeting 2021
We had our work plan meeting with State Representatives.
In order to keep within the COVID-19 guidelines, we had 3 sessions with 20 persons in attendance. Each session was held for 2 days during which members in attendance discussed the cases they have handled and the challenges they faced.
The 2021 work plan was extensively discussed, each group made suggestions on how we can do better in providing free legal services to drug arrestees.
See the cases we reported in 2020.View Pictures
Second Annual General Meeting 2019
Have a look at some pictures from our second AGM.View Pictures
Second DPTC Training
Some pictures from our second DPTC training.View Pictures
LARDI Sokoto members Celebrating The World Drug Day
LARDI Sokoto members doing what they do best on the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2019. They visited NDLEA, Sokoto Central Prison and Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital.View Pictures
Imo State Members' Visit to the Owerri Prisons
LARDI Imo celebrated the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2019 with a visit to the Owerri Prison.View Pictures
Secondary School Sensitisation Program in Ebonyi
LARDI Ebonyi members on World Drug Day 2019. #Health4JusticeView Pictures
Visit to Emir of Kano
Pictures from the visit to the Emir of Kano's palace by LARDI members to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking 2019. #health4justiceView Pictures
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