There was jubilation at the Enugu High court on Wednesday November 29th after the court discharged and acquitted five young men who have been in prison for five years for a crime they knew nothing about. The young men were sent to jail for alleged murder. After waiting to no avail for an eyewitness to come forward to testify against the them, the court ordered that they be released, discharged and acquitted.
Facebook user, Chijioke Okibe, who shared pictures of the young men wrote “One of the freed men told me that their journey started since 2013 when they were detained by Enugu SARS at their cell but that it happened that one of the inmates who was known as Magic and was tortured by SARS men and that led to his death. Consequently according to the young man in his late twenties, they were accused falsely of killing the young asthmatic boy. Five of them were as a result in ASA rated for five years but were discharged and accquited for want of diligent prosecution by Hon. justice CI Nwobodo today 29/11/17.”
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