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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Nigeria’s Oldest Prisoner (100yrs) From Imo Is Seeking For Pardon

Death-row inmate Celestine Egbunuche has been dubbed Nigeria's "oldest prisoner" amid a campaign calling for his release. He is 100 years old and has spent 18 years in jail after being found guilty of organising a murder. Small and slightly hunched over, he looks wistfully into space as he sits on a tightly packed bench inside a stuffy prison visitor's room. 

Dressed in a white T-shirt, shorts and flip-flops, he lifts his head slowly - his way of acknowledging our presence.But otherwise he remains quiet during our visit - in stark contrast to the rest of the room that is filled with loud chatter at Enugu Maximum Security Prison in south-east Nigeria.

His son Paul Egbunuche, 41, sits protectively close to him - and does the talking. He is in jail on the same murder charge.

They were both accused of hiring people to kidnap and kill a man over an alleged land dispute in Imo state.
Paul maintains their innocence. They were detained in June 2000 and eventually convicted and sentenced to death in 2014. It has not been possible to contact the family of the man who was killed - even the Nigeria prison service has been unable to find them.

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KayKay BigShow Maduka

Yes Mr Endy u're right. Oct 10. Up next is my father's own on Oct 27.

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

If they committed a crime then they should stay but knowing how our justice system convicts innocent people a lot how sure are we that they got the right people?

They police could just assume that since they had a big dispute with the deceased then they're automatically responsible for the crime.

Wouldn't be beyond them

Anuforo Osinachi James

What a country...

Amos Ayuba Joseph

Where is Kabiru Sokoto?

Samuel Jacob

kabiru sokoto now a free man cos he was granted amnesty.

Olufemi Adekunle Rotty

Wetin dem still dey keep am there for, na hin be Nigeria problem ?

Oladeyle Sammyster

Pls don't pity anyone who kills. Let justice prevail.

Olatunji Lawal Gbolahan

Mr Endy Edeson
You claimed this man is found guilty the crime committed, soo what is the plee about.

Olatunji Lawal Gbolahan

We all know, the law doesn't know about age. Once you are guilty, u face the full wrought of the law.

Olatunji Lawal Gbolahan

is like you r close to them?
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