Joseph Yobo may not have visited prisons but the Ikoyi Prison he recently visited has given him a lot of worries.
He has made plans to use his Joseph Yobo Foundation in releasing as many inmates of Ikoyi Prisons, especially those awaiting trial. Yobo’s foundation is collaborating with Sisters Cities Vocational/Rehabilitation Centre and the Nigerian Prisons Service in the latter’s football academy project, “Football Stars Behind Bars”, in carrying out this project.
“I have never been to the prisons before but on getting to Ikoyi Prisons, I realised the need to give hope to someone.” Yobo said “The Joseph Yobo Foundation is ready to do everything within its means to grant bail to as many as possible that are awaiting trial, especially those in the facility’s football academy.
“I am happy with what is going on in this facility. I have never been here before but when I got here, what I saw jolted me. I thought I will see persons looking very sad, rushing to go out but rather, I saw them very happy, cheerful and looking very hopeful.I must indeed commend the authorities of the Nigerian Prisons Service because from what I have seen on ground, the service is in the right track.’’ He added and promised that he would use his foundation to secure the bail for some of the inmates, train them and support them in the academy.