A 57-year-old Nigerian man identified as Clinton Kanu who spent 27 years in prison for an offence he didn’t commit, has been released and is now calling for the reform of the judicial system in the country.
According to Rivers State Television, Kanu was arrested and convicted for murder in 1992, at the age of 30 and was remanded in Port Harcourt Maximum Prisons.
His appeal against the lower court judgement dragged on slowly, but eventually he got to the Supreme Court of Nigeria. There, he got acquitted of the murder charge on the 5th April, 2019.
The freed man is seeking a reform of the nation’s justice system and the prisons.