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Nigeria: health concern / prisoners of conscience / prison conditions

, Index number: AFR 44/005/1998

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, Dr Beko Ransome-Kuti and Shehu Sani: AI is concerned for the health of the above-named prisoners of conscience who are reported to be seriously ill. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa is reported to have been chained in an underground cell at the detention facility in Apapa, Lagos, of the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI) and to have contracted typhoid fever and scabies. Dr Beko Ransome-Kuti and Shehu Sani are reported to have required emergency hospital treatment recently after becoming seriously ill in prisons far from their homes.

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