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Nigeria’s Oldest Prisoner Makes Confession

Death-row inmate Celestine Egbunuche has been dubbed Nigeria’s “oldest prisoner” amid a campaign calling for his release.

He is 100 years old and has spent 18 years in jail after being found guilty of organising a murder.

Small and slightly hunched over in Enugu Maximum Security Prison.

According to his son Paul Egbunuche, 41, Pa Celestine is in jail on the same murder charge.

Pa Celestine Egbunuche

They were both accused of hiring people to kidnap and kill a man over an alleged land dispute in Imo state.

Paul maintains their innocence. They were detained in June 2000 and eventually convicted and sentenced to death in 2014

Jeffrey

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