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Oldest Nigerian inmate celebrates 100th birthday in Enugu prison

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Pa Celestine Egbunuche who has been dubbed the oldest prisoner in Nigeria celebrated hs birthday on August 4 inside the Enugu Maximum prison.

According to reports, Egbunuche who hails from Akokwa, Imo State, alongside his son and another relation, were sentenced to death for killing an individual during a brawl over a piece of land.

All three convicts have reportedly spent over 17 years in jail and their case has been taken up by an NGO, Global Society for Anti-corruption (GSAC). The NGO has requested for Egbunuche’s release as he is said to have suffered from diabetes over the years.

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GSAC has appealed to the FG and Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha to use their board of mercy an release him, his 78-year-old relation and son from prison.

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