Five young men released after spending five years in prison for a murder they knew nothing about in Enugu (photos)
Five young men who were sent to jail for an alleged murder, were discharged and acuitted by the Enugu High Court, after the court found them innocent of the crime, they apparently, knew nothing about.
According to reports, the young men have been in prison for five years, for a crime they knew nothing about.
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 a video of the excited youngmen wrote
“There were ecstatic jubilation of some awaiting trial men today at the Enugu high court complex when five of them who had spent five years in prison were discharged and acquitted of a crime they said they did not commit.”
“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 asthmatic 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 incasarated for five years but were discharged and acquitted for want of diligent prosecution by Hon. justice C I Nwobodo today 29/11/17”