Former Nigerian Joseph Yobo has revealed that his foundation would work hard to release as many inmates awaiting trial at the Ikoyi prisons in Lagos.
The ex Super Eagles captain made this revelation at the inauguration of Ikoyi Prisons Football Academy in Lagos stressing that he had never been to prisons in his life.
“I have never been to the prisons in my life, but on getting to Ikoyi prisons, I realised the importance to give hope and life to someone,” the former Everton man said.
“The Joseph Yobo Foundations is ready to do everything within it means to grant bail to as many as possible that are awaiting trial especially those in the facility’s football academy.
“I thought I will see persons looking very sad, but 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,” Yobo said
The former Everton of England defender added that his foundation would seek to secure the release of some inmates and train them in the academy.
“We want to give back to the society in our little way by giving hope to our brothers behind the bars and give them a second chance because no one is above mistake,” Yobo said
Joseph Yobo who retired in June 2014 is expected to play for Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Kano Pillars as an ambassador.