Prisoner incarcerated since 2004 successfuly completes his studies, bags degree in theology

An inmate of the Ikoyi Prisons, Albert Emmanuel Ajogbor, was yesterday presented with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Theology, having successfully completed his studies at the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN.

Ajogbor, who was incarcerated in July 2004 was among the over 10,000 others who graduated during the institution’s 2016 convocation held in Abuja in January.

Ajobor was honoured at a ceremony at the Kirikiri Maximum Prisons by the NOUN authorities alongside another inmate, Moshood Folarinmilekan, who was presented with a certificate of exemption from NYSC.

Folarinmilekan has spent 25 years out of a life jail term he was sentenced to at the Kirikiri Maximum Prisons.

The inmate, awarded a degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree at the institution.

Ajogbor speaking on the sideline of the event said that the achievement was a dream comes through for him.

According to him, the prisons, as reformative centres were living up to their mandates, having provided the enabling environment that led to the feat

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