Just A few days after Kemi Olunloyo, was free from the Port Harcourt Maximum Prison, she made an appeal to Nigerians for financial aid to cater for her medical expenses.
One of the people who responded quickly to the cry of the controversial blogger, is a comedian, Seyi Law. This is in spite of the long-drawn spat between the both of hem some months ago.
In order prove that his daughter had indeed forgiven Olunloyo, Seyi Law offered donated all the money in his daughter’s account to Olunloyo. He told Sunday Scoop that he decided to assist the blogger with funds belonging to his daughter, because she was treated unfairly and it could have happened to anyone.
He stated, “I think our previous issue was due to a breakdown in communication and I am not sure there is anyone who is happy that she was imprisoned for a long time. I didn’t even want the news that I gave her money to be made public, but you know Aunty Kemi has a way of doing things. She decided to put the information out there. I feel anyone can be of help to anybody. We’ve settled our issues and besides, this is a new year.”
According to Seyi Law, Olunloyo told him all the agonizing things she went through in prison. The comedian said, “I spoke with her and she told me a lot of the things that happened at Port Harcourt Maximum Prison. The stories are not nice at all. She is even afraid of the people she left there. A prison is supposed to be a place where people get reformed. There is a lot to be done in our prisons and we should not forget that prisoners are also human beings.
“No one is perfect, but if someone, who was not supposed to be detained for more than 48 hours, spent six months in prison, then, there is a problem. Whether the person is wrong or not, the judicial system is faulty. Everyone should be given the benefit of doubt, at least until you are proven guilty by the court. Nobody is above the law, but in a situation where you don’t follow the recommendation of the law, it is not only an offence to the person involved but to Nigerians as a whole.”