Mon. Nov 30th, 2020

Free Legal Services to Vulnerable Persons in Kosofe LGA

The Children and Community Protection Network in conjunction with the Rights Enforcement and Public Law Centre (REPLACE) initiated a project, entitled ‘Improving Access to Legal Advice and Services,’ for vulnerable persons in Kosofe LGA at the CDC office, Kosofe local government, Ogudu, on the 10th of September, 2020.

The project is designed to provide legal assistance to women, children and people living with disabilities through the help of volunteers comprising lawyers and paralegals under the Police Duty Solicitors Scheme (PDSS).

Barrister Adaora Onyedike of REPLACE emphasized the escalation in the infringement of rights of vulnerable or indigent persons in many communities, reason the initiative seeks to provide free legal assistance to disadvantaged persons at the grassroots.

Barr. Onyedike alongside Alhaji Rasheed Awofeso, the coordinator of the Child Community Protection Network and the CDC Chairman, Hon. Segun Babatunde met with the council boss, Hon. Afolabi Sofola to brief him of REPLACE modus operandi and also seeking the councils support.

Barr. Adaora Onyedike thanked the Chairman and the councils management for providing an enabling environment for the seamless session of the free legal clinic and described the council boss as having the peoples interest at heart

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