Incredible: Wrongly Jailed For 12 Years, Called to bar today – the Inspiring story of Akpoghene Edeno Esq

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Akpoghene Edeno Esq, a young man arrested in the year 2000, charged with murder and acquited in 2012, after 12 years imprisonment was today called the the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme court of Nigeria.

Edeno was wrongfully accused of the murder and subsequently spent 12 years in prison during his trial, but he did not allow his ordeal to define his future in a negative way.

Edeno’s story was shared on Facebook by a childhood friend, Charles Mallam-Obi, who applauded him for making something out of his misfortune.

Obi said the ex-prisoner sat for the West African Senior School Examination (WASSCE) while in prison and proceed to study law at the University of Benin (UNIBEN) after after his discharge and acquittal in 2012.

Obi 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 of suffering for an offense he didn’t commit. He could have been depressed. But he chose to show up and face the challenges of life,” he wrote.

Congratulations to Akpoghene Edeno Esq

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