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16.06.2022 Featured 4 Years After Arrest, Headfort Foundation Rescues Man Who Stood as Surety for Runaway Nephew

Published 16th Jun, 2022

By Basit Jamiu

Endurance Endurance, a Nigerian wrongfully detained in 2018, was discharged after a lawyer from Headfort Foundation, a criminal justice organisation, pleaded that the court dismiss the charges against him.

FIJ understands that Endurance was a surety for his nephew who owed some money in 2018, and this was his only offence.

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“When the nephew could not be found to pay the sum alleged by the complainant, he (Enduarance) was arrested and charged to court, ” Headfort Foundation said.

The foundation said after his arrest, Endurance was able to get bail and was released on the condition that he would pay the money his nephew owed.

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“He didn’t have legal representation and was instructed by the police to start making the payment. He got scared and commenced payment in bits,” said Headfort.

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The foundation said Endurance ran out of money, and ran everywhere for help until he was directed to them.

“Yesterday, our lawyer addressed the court on the position of the law which says a person can not be arrested in lieu of another, stating that the continued prosecution of Endurance is wrong,” Headfort said.

It was convincingly established that the complainant had nothing against Endurance and the charge was struck out.

Published 16th Jun, 2022

By Basit Jamiu

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