Let me remain in prison, Prison inmate begs Judge.

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The saying goes that, ‘’One man’s meat is another man’s poison’’ while some prison inmates are praying day and night to be freed from prison, Mr. Tobias Mbaekwe’s case was different, he prefers to remain in prison custody.
Tobias told the Judge he prefers to remain in prison than to be set free when he was granted amnesty by Chief Judge of Anambra State. Justice Peter Umeadi on health grounds.
The defendant fell on the floor begging the Chief Judge to allow him stay back in the prison, where he said his life was better secured.

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He informed the court that his relatives would gang up and kill him if freed.
He said, “They said they will kill me if I come back home. They grabbed my father’s land after killing him in 1980. They latter kidnapped me and threatened to kill me and that is why they abandoned me here since 2012,” he cried.
Justice Umeadi, however, directed Ekwulobia Prisons Welfare Officer to take the defendant to the Divisional Police Officer of Ozubulu Police Station to take Mbaekwe home.
The judge directed that the defendant should be visited every three months to ascertain his situation.

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