- A Nigerian man who was recently called to bar, is currently being celebrated on social media for his determination
- According to a Facebook user who shared the story, he was incarcerated for 12 years for a murder he didn't commit
- The man identified as Akpoghene Edeno wrote WAEC while in prison and when he was released, pursued a course in law
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A Nigerian man identified as Akpoghene Edeno has proven to many people that with faith and determination coupled with hard work, nothing is impossible to achieve. He was recently called to bar but his life story has left many people in awe.
According to Facebook user, Charles Mallam-Obi, Edeno was imprisoned for 12 years for a murder he did not commit. This, however, did not stop him from pursuing his dreams as he not only wrote WAEC in prison, he proceeded to study law after he was released.
The post reads: "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 offence 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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In a similar story, the city of Simi Valley in California recently reached a $21-million (N7.6 billion) settlement with a man who spent more than 38 years wrongfully arrested and jailed for the brutal 1978 murders of a woman and her 4-year-old son.
The man identified as Craig Coley who is now 71, spent 38 years in prison for a crime he did not commit and was later pardoned by the then governor of California, Jerry Brown, who stated that the DNA evidence and a re-investigation of the Simi Valley murders proved his innocence.
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