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FROM CONDEMED PRISONER’S CELL TO THE ALTER: THE STORY OF ADEBAYO OJO

Adebayo Ojo was 17 years old, in SS3 and was about writing WAEC before he was falsely accused of armed robbery and was sentenced to death.

He was about to write WAEC when he was picked up by the Police.

He spent 18 years in prison, most of it awaiting execution.

While he awaited for execution, the real culprits were caught but he was still held in prison.

In prison, he met Barrister Kingsley Ughe, General Counsel 1 of Joint Legal Action Aids (JLAA) who taught him Literature and other subjects alongside other inmates. He also played a huge role in his sentence to be reduced to life imprisonment by former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose and finally state pardon by Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi.

Major Al Mustapha paid for his WAEC.

He wrote WAEC, cleared his papers and was admitted into the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) where he read Criminology.

He got married two months ago.

I was there alongside Barrister Kingsley Ughe.

Long Live JLAA?

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