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NIGERIAN MAN IMPRISONED FOR 12 YEARS OVER CRIME HE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT BECOMES A LAWYER

A Nigerian man identified as Charles Mallam-Obi has taken to his social media page to celebrate his friend, Akpogene Edeno, who was called to bar on Tuesday, November 26.

Mallam-Obi praised his friend for his determination to get an education despite spending 12 years in prison for a crime he knew nothing about.

According to Mallam-Obi, his friend could have been bitter against the society, but he chose to face his life’s challenges with a positive attitude.

Read his note below:

Akpoghene Edeno is my childhood friend who spent twelve years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. He wrote WAEC while still in prison. He came out in 2012 and immediately proceeded to the University of Benin to study law. Today, he has been called to the Nigeria bar.

His story is a testament to how indomitable the determined human spirit is. He could have been bitter at the society for the injustice he suffered for an offense he didn’t commit. He could have been depressed. But he chose to show up and face the challenges of life.

Congratulations, my brother. The sky isn’t even your starting floor!

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