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Aftermath of Acquittal: MAJOR AKEEM ADEROGBA OSENI REGAINS FREEDOM FROM KUJE PRISONS

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From Emmanuel Iriogbe, Abuja.

The law is a powerful instrument to redress wrongs and grievances when fully and honestly applied without fear or favour, ill-will or malice. This is the case of Major Akeem Aderogba Oseni (N/12127) of the Nigerian Army who has been UNCONDITIONALY RELEASED from the Kuje Prisons ( Nigerian Correctional Services) Centre, Kuje,Abuja. This followed his victory at the Court of Appeal, Abuja, against the Nigerian Army,in an appeal filed and argued on his behalf by his counsel, Dr Mike Ozekhome, SAN, CON. Major Aderogba Oseni had on Monday 31st October, 2022, been DISCHARGED AND ACQUITTED of the charge of MANSLAUGHTER punishable under sections 105(A) of the ARMED FORCES ACT, CAP A20, LFN,2004, in Appeal No CA/ABJ/CR/764/2021; and charge No AHQGAR/G1/300/47. In a landmark judgment on the appeal argued by Ozekhome, SAN, on 19th September, 2022, Aderogba was ordered released from the prisons upon his victory. He has now regained his precious freedom from the Kuje Correctional Centre,following the unanimous landmark judgment delivered by a three-man panel of the Court of Appeal, Abuja division,presided over by Hon. Justice JUSTICE Jonah Adah (presiding Justice ); Hon Justice Mohammed Mustapha; and Hon Justice Bature Isa Gafai (as members).His final long work to freedom followed the service of the enrolled order of the Court of Appeal and Warrant of release issued under the hand of Hon Justice Jonah Adah George, JCA ( presiding).
Major Oseni has since reunited with his family, loved ones and associates, having been in prison custody since 9th February, 2020.

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