Opera News

Opera News App

SAD: Igbo Man Gets Little Donation After Spending 27 Years In Prison For A Crime He Didn't Commit

Johnniepen
By Johnniepen | self meida writer
Published 23 days ago - 15908 views

It took Sunday Igboho supporters just five days to raise a whopping sum of N17 million. But it's a different story for a Igbo man who was released since 2019 after spending 27 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

Back then in the late 80's Clinton Kanu was an hard-working 26 -year old man who owned two residential buildings, cars and was living a good life. Today, he lives in a tiny apartment, has no car, no job, not even a wife or a child.

In 1992, his life turned upside down when he was arrested and sentenced to death for murder. He spent 27 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit. During his years in prison, Clinton Kanu attempted to commit suicide thrice but it wasn't successful. His failed suicide attempts made him realized God was with him and that one day he would be set free. During his years in prison, he lost lost his dear mother, brother and uncle.

After 27 years behind bars, the Supreme Court of Nigeria declared that there was no convincing evidence to prove that Clinton Kanu was guilty of murder and was set free in April 2019. Unfortunately, he was released without compensation.

Since his release in 2019, Kanu has been trying to get his life back but it hasn't be easy. He demanded a N20 billion compensation from the Federal Government and Imo State Government for the damage done to his business and health but it has been fruitless.

In April 2020, A GoFundMe account was set up for him by Joseph Opadele, an ordained pastor in Christ Apostolic Church to help in his rehabilitation. The target of was $25,000. (9.5 million) but since April 2020 till date, only $165 (N62,000) has been donated to help this man.

It's quite sad that people can donate N17 million in five days to Sunday Igboho, a man who seems to be instigating ethnic crisis. Whereas someone finding a way to get his life back again has gotten only N62,000 since 11 months.

What a pity! This is simply a case of misplaced priorities. Some people are more interested in setting Nigeria on fire than helping each other.

What do you have to say about this? Please drop a comment and share with your colleagues.

Content created and supplied by: Johnniepen (via Opera News )

Tags:      

Clinton Kanu Igbo Igboho
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform

YOU MAY LIKE

Suspected Yahoo Boy Allegedly Runs Mad After Refusing To Use His Mother For Rituals

10 minutes ago

27 🔥

Suspected Yahoo Boy Allegedly Runs Mad After Refusing To Use His Mother For Rituals

SAD: see pictures of Late Actor Sadiq Daba, on a movie set

21 minutes ago

25 🔥

SAD: see pictures of Late Actor Sadiq Daba, on a movie set

Open Letter To FG Over The Release Of Pastor Bulus Who Was Abducted By Boko Haram

21 minutes ago

30 🔥

Open Letter To FG Over The Release Of Pastor Bulus Who Was Abducted By Boko Haram

Obafemi Martins confirms 'misunderstanding' with Burna Boy

35 minutes ago

38 🔥

Obafemi Martins confirms 'misunderstanding' with Burna Boy

Little Biography of Late Sadiq Daba

35 minutes ago

25 🔥

Little Biography of Late Sadiq Daba

Mixed Reactions After A Family Picture Surfaced Online.

37 minutes ago

20 🔥

Mixed Reactions After A Family Picture Surfaced Online.

Fcb 3-0 Sev: The Penalty Save, The Red Cards, Pique's Jubilation & Other Things We Saw In The Game.

50 minutes ago

164 🔥

Fcb 3-0 Sev: The Penalty Save, The Red Cards, Pique's Jubilation & Other Things We Saw In The Game.

"I Cried As Bandits Cut My Father With a Cutlass" 14 Years Old Habiba Speaks Out After Her Release

1 hours ago

154 🔥

Check out what this man was caught doing to his friend in broad day light

1 hours ago

14 🔥

Check out what this man was caught doing to his friend in broad day light

Pastor Yikura Is Freed From Boko Haram

1 hours ago

14 🔥

Pastor Yikura Is Freed From Boko Haram

COMMENTS

View all comments