I used to be amazed once they referred to as My call: Soldier Recounts release From jail After 6 Years
Clement Stephen, a lance corporal serving in Maiduguri became among 70 squad dies sentenced to demise in 2014 by a military court martial for mutiny towards their commanding officials, but later were given the sentence commuted to 10 years by means of the leader of army workforce.
But after serving years, Stephen changed into launched from the Kirikiri maximum prison in Lagos on Tuesday April 28, in conjunction with 18 others by using the Lagos nation authorities.
He was the most effective soldier among the ones released from the jail and he couldn’t believe his good fortune when spoke with him on telephone.
“i was amazed after they were calling Lagos nation launch. Any individual came to me and that i stated they have got referred to as my name however I didn’t consider,” he narrated in a voice cracking with emotion.
“Then another person ran to me again and said they were calling my name. So I decided to go and see and clearly I heard my name; I couldn’t trust it,it became a wonder because I don’t have everybody.”
He stated his soldier colleagues within the jail have been satisfied for him and he was hoping they too could be launched quickly.
Stephen stated he had long past lower back to the Ikeja Cantonment, where his spouse and children had lived with out him for the past six years.
“i am very happy to reunite with my circle of relatives and that i give glory to God because it is a miracle,” he stated.
He stated lifestyles within the jail turned into “horrible” as it changed into not possible to feed well until the prisoners make their own arrangements.
“however I had not anything; no money and nobody to help me,” he stated, adding that he lost his father at the same time as in jail and his mom were sick. His mother lives in Jigwada, a community close to Keffi in Nasarawa nation.
His mom remaining year whilst she pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to release her son to attend to her.
“i can pass and notice my mom as quickly as i am getting money for delivery.”