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Nigeria’s oldest prisoner, Pa Celestine Egbohuche, who was imprisoned at the Enugu Maximum Prison for over 19 years has finally been released. Pa Celestine was released on Thursday to his only surviving daughter, Miss Chisom Celestine through a non-governmental organisation, Global Society for Anti-corruption who had been pushing for his release from the Enugu Prison. The centenarian, who hails from Amachara-Owerre, Akokwa in Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State, was condemned to death along with his son, Paul and another relation, now 87. His release came following several campaigns championed by GSAC. Following the pressure, Former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, last week granted the centenarian a state pardon. Immediately after his release from prison custody amidst cheers and jubilations, Pa Celestine was rushed to St. Daniel’s Hospital, at No 7, Link Avenue, Independent, Enugu where he was admitted for a medical checkup to ensure that he was fit before going home. Speaking to our correspondent, Regional Director, GSAC, Mrs Amaka Nweke praised God for granting Pa Celestine freedom at last, while calling on well-meaning Nigerians to come to the aid of the centenarian. Mrs Nweke disclosed that the saddest news she organization received after the Imo State …