Ogun State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu has appealed to the state government and philanthropists in the state to donate generously for the upliftment of the Boarstal home institution in the state.
Justice Dipeolu made the plea during her visit to the Nigerian Correctional Service centre , Boarstal Institution, Adigbe in Abeokuta, as part of activities for the 2021/2022 New Legal Year.
The Chief Judge who granted amnesty to one of the juvenile during the visit, noted that such donations would assist the institute to organise vocational training, especially for young offenders who had been abandoned by their families.
She added that such training, among other benefits would equip and assist such young offenders to adapt easily into society and make them useful after their release.
“Some of these children are young and not quite knowledgeable and some of them were remanded for major offences like rape among others”
“They were remanded for correctional purpose and that is why we need to engage and train them because we do not want them to return to crime when they are released” she said
Justice Dipeolu, particularly called on parents to endeavour to train their Children so that they would abstain from all form of vices.
The Chief Judge was accompanied on the visit by the Chief Registrar, Deputy Registrars, Magistrate of the jurisdiction and the State Social Welfare Officers.