Man discharged and acquitted 3 years after he was wrongfully remanded in prison for alleged kidnapping
Human right activist, Living Saint, has narrated how he helped a man who was wrongfully accused and remanded in prison for kidnapping and related offences get justice.
Living Saint stated that the man was discharged and acquitted after he was wrongfully sent to jail 3 years for a crime he didn’t commit.
According to the activist, the man was remanded by a Magistrate Court on a count of kidnap and other related offenses, despite the fact there was no complainant.
He disclosed that an High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, on Monday, Nov. 29 confirmed he didn’t commit the crime and declared him innocent.
Living Saint shared the news on Facebook alongside pictures of the man shortly after he was discharged and acquitted.
He wrote: “I went to the Magistrate court 3years ago to get a date and I saw this young man. He was crying and praying the rosary. I went and sat beside him and asked him why he was crying.
“He kept on saying “I didn’t do it, I didn’t do it”. He was remanded by the Magistrate on a count of kidnap and other related offenses. No complainant.
“He told me his story. I believed him. I told him I’d take it up on pro bono. He laid there and started praying for me. I pushed for his matter to be charged at the High Court.
“Today the 29th of November,2021, the Judge of the High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has confirmed he didn’t do it and has declared him innocent. Discharged and Acquitted.
“It can only be God. For the sake of God and Humanity…”