- A Twitter user has narrated a sad story of young boy who was wrongly imprisoned for 5 years
- According to the story, he stepped out to buy suya and police arrested him during a raid, alongside several others
- His family after years of searching, declared him dead and 'buried' him
- He managed to give his aunt's number to some church members who had visited the prison on an outreach and he eventually got out
Currently trending on social media is the heartbreaking story of a young boy who lost 5 years of his freedom after he was wrongly arrested and thrown in prison.
According to @@Tobijulo91 who shared the now viral story as narrated by a former colleague, the boy had stepped out of his aunt's house to buy suya. However, he never returned and they searched for him for years without any success.
The tweet reads: "A former colleague told me how her cousin went out one night to buy Suya down the street and they didn't see him again. They searched everywhere, couldn't find him. Year 1 passed, year 2, year 3, I believe it was in year 4 they decided to declare him dead and "buried" him. Year 5"
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However, luck shone on him when some church members visited the prison and he managed to throw a sheet of paper carrying his aunt's number and then begged them to help him reach out to her.
They contacted his aunt and that was how he was set free.
The boy now free, narrated what happened on the night he went missing and his ordeal in prison and the ills and corruption in the prison system.
"Man was in prison for 5 years!! What happened that night?? He went to buy Suya, there was an incident, police raided the street and carried EVERYONE. He begged and tried to convince them that he wasn't a criminal, they didn't listen. He was transferred 5 times to different prisons. 2 times to the North and once to the east. What he saw in prison ehn? The politics? From killing inmates because no space to wardens selling prisoners to organ traffickers. He acknowledged that it was God that kept him because he shouldn't be alive.
My colleagues mum was so upset and was even able to get 5 more people who were unjustly arrested and acquitted without trial released. See ehn Nigeria is something else o. The justice and prison system needs to be reformed. I can't even begin to imagine what happens to female inmates and all."
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In a similar story, Twitter user, Dr. Duenduozi, left many people thinking twice about the state of affairs in Nigeria after he shared a recent experience he had with a man who had just been released from Kirikiri prison in Lagos.
Duenduozi recounted how a stranger walked up to him, asking for money to buy food. He stated that he initially thought the man was just another junkie roaming the streets but on further questioning, discovered he has just been released from prison for a crime he claims he didn't commit.
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