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“Save My Soul” — Nigerian Sentenced In US Begs Compatriots, Demand Retrial

“Save My Soul” — Nigerian Sentenced In US Begs Compatriots, Demand Retrial
“Save My Soul” — Nigerian Sentenced In US Begs Compatriots, Demand Retrial

American-based Nigerian, Olufolajimi Abegunde has sent a “save my soul”, message to good-spirited Nigerians, human right activists and lawyers over what he called unfair “treatment” meted out to him by the United States (US) Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Olu Abegunde, who resides in Atlanta, was sentenced to 78 months over alleged cybercrime in the US correctional facility, but he denied the offence

According to DAILY POST, Abejide’s lawyer in a statement described as travesty of justice, his sentence by a judge in the western district of Tennessee, Sheryl Lipman in 2019.

The 32-year-old Nigerian in the judgement which he wanted for human rights activist’s intervention also ordered him to pay $57,911.62 in restitution to the victims of his alleged offence.

The convicted Nigerian, according to the statement, has an MBA from Texas A&M University in College Station.

He communicated idealism that the United States legal executive has a conventional arrangement of clinging rigorously to law and order, while asking prominent attorneys, common liberties activists to act the hero.

In the judgment, Abegunde called attention to the component of tragedies by both District Court and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal to be going from the most exceedingly terrible and most offensive types of maltreatment of force or advantage by legal officials.

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These maltreatments likewise elaborate grievous types of exceed by government authorities and the most draconian types of prosecutorial offense, to huge and over the top activities at both the District and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal.”

One of his legal advisors who is situated in Abuja, yet argued obscurity said the examiners welcomed an overriding arraignment on marriage misrepresentation connivance, an offense not associated with the first charges for which he was prosecuted a lot on.

The legal advisor noticed that this is against fair treatment and denied Abegunde his right to a reasonable preliminary.

He said, as indicated by rule 8 of the government rules of criminal system just as Sixth Circuit point of reference, offenses must be joined in case they are of something similar or comparative person, where there is an intelligent connection between the offenses and in case there is covering proof as to the joined offenses.

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“US courts have likewise controlled severally, that for the joining of offenses to be appropriate, the offenses probably happened in a similar area.

The marriage affairs in which he was engaged with his spouse at the Eastern District of North Carolina replaced the aggravated identity theft charge, for which there was absolutely no evidence”, he said

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