Nigerian Woman Finally Regains Freedom after Spending 10 Years in Prison Without Trial

Nigerian Woman Finally Regains Freedom after Spending 10 Years in Prison Without Trial

  • A 38-year-old woman, Titilayo Benson, has been released from Kirikiri prison where she spent 10 years of life without trial
  • The woman landed in prison for sending her friend and housemate with whom she fought to an early grave
  • A judge at the Lagos state high court, Oluwatoyin Taiwo, released her after a plea bargain between the state government and the defendant

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A 38-year-old woman identified as Titilayo Benson has finally regained her freedom after spending 10 years in prison without being arraigned in the court of law.

Benson, who was held at the female correctional facility, Kirikiri, was released on Thursday, June 24, Premium Times reports.

Titilayo Benson flanked by two lawyers
Titilayo Benson was released after 10 years in prison. Photo credit: Premium Times
Source: UGC

She was released by a judge at the Lagos state high court, Oluwatoyin Taiwo. The judge expressed shock after hearing that Benson had been in prison for ten years without trial.

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Benson landed in prison after getting into a fight with her friend and housemate, Imade, which resulted in the death of the latter.

She stabbed Imade with a broken bottle after the latter cut her with a razor blade. Imade died after a month in the hospital and Benson was arrested.

After having a decade of her life wasted in prison, Benson can now pick up from where she stopped and chart a course for her life, Penpushing reports.

The woman could be seen in a photo as she was flanked by two lawyers who were instrumental in her release.

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The disclosure was made by a Twitter infuencer identified as Oluyemi Fasipe with the handle @YemieFASH.

Oluyemi said he saw the man in court after he was discharged as no evidence could be established against him.

According to him, the man was shot by operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) during his arrest and had to be amputated.


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