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Acquitted Man Spends 12 Years In Prison, Becomes A Lawyer 7 Years Later

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A Nigerian man identified as Akpoghene Edeno, has just become a lawyer after he was called to bar 7 years after he was allegedly released from prison.

According to a report by his friend identified as Charles, the man spent 12 years in the prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

It was while he was in prison that he took the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and immediately proceeded to the University of Benin, UNIBEN to study law after he was released from the prison.

Charles wrote:

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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