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The scars of prison torture... after three weeks.

INVESTIGATION (3): A Reporter’s Diary – Living With A ‘Mad’ Cell Mate, Set Up By Prison Warders, Abducted By the Police

In the third and final part of a three – part undercover investigative series, FISAYO SOYOMBO documents the soft side of his time in police cell and prison, and how prison, police and court officials conspired to abduct him after his cover was blown. I had not yet spent a…

Ikoyi Prison Warders

INVESTIGATION(2): Drug Abuse, Sodomy, Bribery, Pimping… The Cash-And-Carry Operations Of Ikoyi Prison

In the second report of a three-part undercover investigative series, FISAYO SOYOMBO exposes how the courts short-change the law, and the prisons are themselves a cesspool of the exact reasons for which they hold inmates. Too many unforeseen obstacles had sprung up against me by the time I arrived at…

INVESTIGATION (1): Bribery, Bail For Sale… Lagos Police Station Where Innocent Civilians Are Jailed And Criminals Are Recycled

Investigative journalist FISAYO SOYOMBO spent two weeks in detention — five days in a Police cell and eight as an inmate in Ikoyi Prison — to track corruption in Nigeria’s criminal justice system, beginning from the moment of arrest by the Police to the point of release from prison. To experience the workings…

INVESTIGATION: Extortion, power outage, staff apathy dog Nigeria’s national identity card project

‘FISAYO SOYOMBO, Editor of the ICIR, rounds off an investigation into the national ID enrolment process. His findings reveal extortion of members of the public, blackouts at enrolment centres, non-production of ID cards, staff disgruntlement and a budget that is 'heavy on food and wine' but low on vital needs…