Commotion as discharged inmate refuses to leave Anambra prison, begs judge to allow him remain in prison
While some inmates can’t wait to go back home to resume normal life, this particular inmate pleaded with the judge to allow him to continue to stay in prison, despute being acquitted.
The inmate identified as Tobias Mbaekwe caused a scene at the Aguata prisons in Anambra State on Thursday, December 14 when he was discharged on health grounds by the state Chief Judge, Justice Petre Umeadi, when he refused to leave the prison premises as he begged the judge to allow him remain there.
Mbaekwe, who hails from Ozubulu in Ekwusigo local government area of the state, was among the three juveniles who were freed on health grounds and delay in prosecution by the State Chief Judge, Justice Peter Umeadi.
He collapsed on the floor shortly after the ruling that he would be granted bail, begging the Chief Judge to allow him stay back in the prison. According to him, his family members have ganged up to kill him because of a land meant for his father. He said he wishes to remain in prison where his life will be more secured.
They said they will kill me if I come back home. They grabbed my father’s land after killing him in 1980. They latter kidnapped me and threatened to kill me and that is why they abandoned me here since 2012.
Justice Umeadi however directed the Aguata Prisons Welfare Officer to take him to the DPP of Ozubulu Police station who would in turn accompany him home