The International Lawyers Assisting Workers (ILAW) Network, Nigeria Chapter, has condemned Popular Farm, a rice mill company that held 126 workers against their will, in deplorable conditions and on starvation rations  for three months in Kano, arising from which not a few suffer from varying degrees of injury.

In a statement on Sunday, representative of ILAW Nigeria, Benson Upah noted that holding workers against their will, false imprisonment, forced labour, threats and intimidation at work place, harassment, and starvation rations constitute not only unwholesome labour practices, they infringe on the rights and liberty of the individual as guaranteed, not only by International Standards established by the ILO but also the 1999 Constitution (as altered) Section 35 (1) and actionable in criminal and tort laws.