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How I Escaped Imprisonment — Oshiomhole

by on May 10, 2021
 

Adams Oshiomhole, the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has praised the rule of law and courage displayed by the judiciary during his days as an activist.

He made this disclosure yesterday while receiving the leadership of the Law Students Association of Nigeria, led by Blessing Abonmhere, in his private office, in Abuja.

Oshiomhole, who is a former Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, and former governor of Edo State, said this uncommon courage allowed him to escape imprisonment on several occasions.

His words: “I always say that I have been a beneficiary of very courageous judiciary and for a courageous judiciary, I would have been a convict because in the course of my work as a trade union leader, when I stepped on the toes of government redline, they deploy all the weapons including the police, had me arrested countless times, arraigned before magistrates and judges for all kinds of charges, like unlawful assembly and incitement.

“But each time they did that, I have been fortunate to appear before judges with courage. I have been defended by lawyers, who most of the time provided their knowledge of the law and intellectual sagacity to defend me from the government after government.”

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