Everyday, Iroko Foundation’s team across the country provide pro bono services to victims of police brutality, innocent and poor people to ensure that no innocent man is arbitrarily arrested, detained, or forgotten in prison. Since 2019, we have successfully secured the release of 413 inmates pro bono from prison, represented 378 victims of police brutality at different police stations across the country, and sensitized 2377 students on their fundamental human rights. For us to continue this work and ensure that innocent persons do not continue to languish in prison, we need your support to keep our operations afloat. Keeping iroko Foundation alive is saving the lives of vulnerable persons! Give to justice
Why are you raising the funds?
The poor people in our communities’ struggle to feed at least once daily, hence, when they fall victim of police brutality, they are always helpless and end up in prison unjustly because they cannot afford to contract the service of a lawyer. Most times, youth who are raided in their communities are left to remain in custody because their families can’t raise funds to get a lawyer. Haven represented persons who were abandoned in custody for 7, 8, and even 11 years due to poverty and absence of a lawyer, we speak boldly to the importance of our work and how it has positively changed the lives of many people in Nigeria, hence a need to raise funds to ensure that we keep doing the work we do. The work done is not self-sustaining as it is done for free and for vulnerable people. Our only source of income has been through donations such as the one we are currently seeking from you. We believe that with your support, we will be able to keep bridging the gap in access to justice by ensuring that the poor people in our communities can access justice for free.
What will the funds raised help achieve?
Currently, we have 295 pending cases in different courts across the country and receive an average of 20 cases per day on our Lawyers Nownow App from people seeking legal help. We need to keep the organization running for us to be able to get justice in these cases. Every month, we spend an average of #2,000,000.00 in ensuring that our staff are paid and volunteers are duly remunerated. Your donation will guarantee the continuity of our work and provide vulnerable people opportunity to access pro bono lawyers for free and seek justice in Nigeria. We humbly plead passionately that you donate towards our cause. Give for justice!