The Prisoners Right Advocacy Initiative (PRAI) has asked the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Lagos State to subject 22-year-old mother, Oluwafunmilola Adisa who killed her one year old child by drowning her in a bucket of water to psychiatric evaluation.
In an appeal letter to the AG, PRAI indicated that the appeal is premised on the professional advise issued by Mr. Onyedikachi Ekwerike, a renowned Clinical Psychologist and Founder of Postpartum Support Network (PSN), an organization that supports women suffering from Postpartum Depression.
According to PRAI’s Director, Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem, who presented PSN Africa’s Statement of Support for Oluwafunmilola Adisa to the Lagos AG, the appeal is for the AG to use his good offices to ensure that a Psychiatric and Psychological evaluation of Funmi Adisa be done and treatment given rather than criminal trial.
“In view of the detailed and succinct points made by the Postpartum Support Network (PSN), we shall be appealing that you use your good offices to ensure a detailed independent Psychiatric and Psychological evaluation of Funmi Adisa be done without delay and necessary treatment administered, rather that going through the route of Criminal Trial which could further make her condition worse, making her a threat to herself and those around her.”
Below is PRAI’s letter