A group of women philanthropists led by Nigeria’s renowned music icon, Onyeka Onwenu has reached out to hundreds of children incarcerated in the adult prison Badagry Prison in Lagos.
She was joined by some members of the Christown Platform, a Christian Whatsapp Group founded by the music legend, members of Prison Outreach Department of the Fountain of Life Church, two of her friends, Mrs. Chinelo Egbuna and Mrs. Violet Obiora, a team of doctors from an NGO, Healthy Pink Initiative Services, and two officers of Ztalion, an NGO.
The team presented 240 mattresses, biscuits, medical supplies and drugs to the “accidental” inmates of the Badagry Prison.
The team met with the prison inmates at the prison chapel where Onwenu led a praise and worship session, trilling the inmates with some of her iconic gospel sons. It was a fully charged arena as the inmates rejoiced at having the privilege of meeting the super songstress herself.
She shared her life’s testimony with the inmate. She told them how she lost her father at the age of 4, but by God’s grace she won a scholarship to study in an American university. She encouraged the inmates to dream big about tomorrow, regardless of their present circumstances.
Ms. Onyeka Onwenu handed over the gift items, on behalf of the donors, to the Lagos prisons comptroller who was represented by DCP Olumide Ogunkeye.
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