A man recognized as Chidiebere Onwumere has regained his freedom, 2 years after being wrongly imprisoned for inflicting the dying of Uzochi Chinyere, a neighbor he rushed to the hospital, following a drug overdose in Abia State.
Talking with with AFN, on Tuesday, he recounted the way it occurred saying, “I bought dwelling that day, round 6pm, solely to see my neighbour mendacity helpless and I made a decision to help her to the hospital with the assist of different neighbors. A pastor who resides inside the neighborhood, took us along with his automobile to a close by hospital known as Shiloh hospital, the place the physician requested us to deposit N5000 to conduct a textual content that might decide precisely what was mistaken together with her.
I and another neighbours contributed the cash. When the outcome got here out, the physician informed us that she was on substance overdose and was knocked out by the unlawful substance. He assured us that she can be effectively once more.
Nevertheless, the subsequent morning, Mr Promise, the deceased’s elder brother, arrived the hospital and insisted on taking her away to one other hospital towards the physician’s recommendation. After a few days, he got here again to our compound and took me to World Financial institution police station, Aba, the place he handed me over to the police, claiming that I beat his sister to dying.
Regardless of pleas that my palms have been clear and that there was a physician’s report stating that their sister died of substance abuse, Promise insisted and filed a homicide cost towards me. I used to be arraigned on swimsuit no. U/520c/2016 and remanded in prison custody since June 2016. It was one Barrister Jerry Uzosike that God used to vindicate and convey me out of prison.”