Against All Odds: Man Becomes a Lawyer Years After Wrongfully Convicted.

A man have proven beyond words that; you can achieve whatever you set your mind to do.

This is the story of Akpoghene Edeno who was wrongfully accused of a crime he did not commit and was convicted for murder.

He spent 12 years of his life behind bars but he never gave up on life and his dreams.

According to his friend Charles Mallam-Obi while in Prison, Akpoghene wrote his waec examination. He was released in 2012. Sat for jamb and was given admission to study law in university of Benin.

Today, Akpoghene Edeno is among the people called to bar.

His friend wrote;

He wrote “Akpoghene Edeno is my childhood friend who spent twelve years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. He wrote WAEC while still in prison. He came out in 2012 and immediately proceeded to the University of Benin to study law. Today, he has been called to the Nigeria bar.
“His story is a testament to how indomitable the determined human spirit is. He could have been bitter at the society for the injustice he suffered for an offense he didn’t commit. He could have been depressed. But he chose to show up and face the challenges of life.
“Congratulations, my brother. The sky isn’t even your starting floor!”

His story is a reminder that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Written By: Juliana Jonathan



I’m Julia Jonathan, I write on relationships, communication and lifestyle advice. I believe there’s always room to improve no matter how incredible you think you are. If you think so too, follow me to see more inspirational stories and articles

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