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Advocating the Rights of Prisoners! Watch the Inspiring Video by Ex-Con turned Human Rights Activist Victor Fakunle



Victor Fakunle is a man with a heart of gold. He was a regular kid who grew up in Lagos. However, in the course of youthful rebellion he ended up in prison. Now, that’s not the most interesting part of Victor’s story. It’s what came after.

Victor got out of prison with a new ideology – changing the norm. He registered an organization called the Human Rights Foundation. He explained that the organization is “… a registered charity organisation that advocates for the rights of prisoners, ex-offenders and other disadvantaged people affected by the criminal justice system regardless of class, religion or societal status. HRF has been providing legal representation and training inmates since its inception in 2002. We strive to make a difference within a system devoid of the “Rule of Law”and a lack of value on human life.

Earlier on this year, the organization launched the ‘Take It Back‘ project – a venture which sought to humanize prison inmates.

Watch the inspiring speech at the ‘Take It Back’ launch here

BN promise to bring you more information on the HRF work.


  1. That African Chic

    September 22, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Wow! well done Victor… Did he go to prison in Nigeria? I
    like the way he turned around an unfortunate situation to
    positively impact on others

    • Blossom

      September 23, 2013 at 10:57 am

      No he didn’t. He was imprisoned in the states 3 times.

  2. beautifulonyinye

    September 22, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Nice.I’m glad he’s making something beautiful out of his life.

  3. Cee

    September 23, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Well done! Thank you for reaching out. Salut’

  4. @Yeoal

    September 23, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I watched his inspiring story on moments with Mo yesterday. Glad he was able 2 turn his life around and become an inspiration 2 others.

  5. Glossy

    September 23, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Yea I watched him too on Ebonylife TV, great work u are doing Victor. God bless the work of ur hands!

  6. Bobosteke & Lara Bian

    September 23, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    its very difficult to remove the stigma of being an ex
    convict. Even after you seem to be doing good works an
    unfortunately( rightly) jaded society thinks you are pretending or
    trying to hustle them. (even though some of them deserve prison
    either for some out-rightly unlawful act or for their lack of moral
    character). I am glad he was able to rise above this and give
    himself another chance.

  7. Adetutu Olatawura

    September 24, 2013 at 4:39 am

    I just love this! Hes doing a really good thing

  8. jinkelele

    October 5, 2013 at 8:59 pm


  9. jinkelele

    October 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Always thought our judiciary system is messed up no wonder policemen are not respected

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