An inmate at the Enugu Prison named Theophilus Adeniyi has finished a course he was running at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
Adeniyi enrolled for Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution and graduated with a Second Class Upper certification.
The Controller-General of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), Peter Ekpendu presented the inmate his certificate at its first convocation ceremony held at the Enugu Prison Study Centre.
Deputy Controller of Prisons, Enugu State Command, Felix Lawrence, revealed that Adeniyi had a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.36.
Adeniyi, who was a final year political science student at Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), had been arrested and charged to court over a communal crisis.
The happy graduand said, “I promise that I shall at all times uphold the legacies of NOUN and also be a good ambassador. Just few months to my final degree examination in ESUT, I was set up and roped into the matter that I am currently facing trial for, but today I thank God I am a graduate.”
Reports say that he bagged three awards from NOUN, including a N50,000 cash award as the Best Student.