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Aisha Mohammed is from the northern part of Nigeria but resident in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. She was falsely accused and remanded in prison custody without trial with charge number PMC/426C/2010. In one of the usual Nigeria police alleged raid of criminal hideouts, Aisha Mohammed , her boyfriend and one Moses Zamzam were arrested and were charged to a Magistrate court for the alleged offence of cultism. Under the Rivers State criminal system, a Magistrate has no jurisdiction to try the offence of cultism. Aisha Mohammed, Moses Zamzam and others were remanded in prison custody and the Chief Magistrate remitted the file to the Director of public prosecution for legal advice. It was at this stage that the legal team of Arm of Hope met with Aisha and Moses Zamzam and secured their bail. The pathetic case of Aisha was that the family of the boyfriend who was arrested with her rallied round him and secured his bail leaving Aisha in the prison.
In one of the prison visitations by the AHF legal team, the case of Felicia Ndupu who was remanded in prison for a long time got to their attention. Felicia Ndupu is a widow, she borrowed from a friend to do business of second hand clothing with a promise to pay as soon as she collect or receive her late husband’s gratuity from the Nigeria Army. Due to the delay in payment of the gratuity of the husband, she was unable to pay, so the friend reported her to the police and she was charged to court. Although she was granted bail by the court she was unable to secure a surety to stand in for her, consequently, she was remanded in prison custody. Arm of Hope secured her bail by procuring a surety and also paid the alleged debt. After her release, AHF empowered her with the sum of One Hundred Thousand Naira (₦100,000 .00) only to enable her be independent.
Kenule and Barikwi are the children of Yenwii Nwoobee they were charged for the murder of their father and husband respectively. The first son of Yenwii, Lenyie Nwoobee alleged that Yenwii killed his father i.e her husband in a farm settlement in Kpoor village in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State. He reported his mother to the police, at the point of arresting her by the police, Kenule and Barikwi resisted the police from arresting their mother, so they were arrested alongside their mother and charged for the murder of their father. Through the activities of AHF’s legal team the helpless family of five (a mother and her four children) were released after spending 2 years without trial in prison custody. After their release from prison custody, they were all empowered with Fifty Thousand Naira (₦50,000. 00) each to start life again. Also, AHF has visited the Nwoobee family on numerous occasions to ascertain how the family is faring.