Gavel is constantly working around the clock to ensure that indigent citizens are legally represented and freed from prison.
In 2017, Kaka (Pseud) was arraigned and charged with the offence of burglary and stealing a Nokia Phone worth N45,000. However, in October 2017, Kaka’s court file got missing; hence he wasn’t produced before any court for trial for 3 years.
In 2020, Gavel’s legal team met with Kaka, who told us about his pitiful experience. After several repeated letters, applications and petitions to necessary authorities, Kaka’s file was finally found this year.
He was produced in court and accordingly discharged!
Kaka will forever be grateful to the timely intervention of Citizens’ Gavel that facilitated his timely release.