Freedom has come at last after 19 years for Pa Celestine Egbohuche, who has been at Enugu Maximum Prison.
He was dubbed Nigeria’s oldest prisoner and has regained freedom.
The centenarian from Amachara-Owerre, Imo State, had been sentenced to death after a court found him and his son, Paul, now 88, guilty of plotting murder.
However, just before leaving office, former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, granted him state pardon, following pleas from an NGO, Global Society for Anti-corruption (GSAC).
Egbohuche was released on Thursday and immediately taken to St. Daniel’s Hospital in Enugu, for thorough medical attention.