- Many were shocked when news broke that Seyi Law had contributed to the medical fund of self-acclaimed journalist Kemi Olunloyo
- The comedian has spoken out about his decision to help Olunloyo despite her insulting his daughter
- He also used the opportunity to speak about the Nigerian judicial system
This is after Kemi had labelled his daughter Tiwa obese while also suggesting that she might be suffering from a health disorder. All this did not stop Seyi from helping Olunloyo out after he sojourn at the Port Harcourt Maximum Prison.
He told Punch that he decided to assist the blogger with funds belonging to his daughter because she was treated unfairly and her experience could have happened to anyone.
“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.
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 for 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.”
He further added that even though no one is perfect, Olunloyo’s ordeal happened because the Nigerian judicial system is faulty.
“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.”
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