Nigeria, Nollywood actor Etim Effiong is in a joyful and grateful mood after his dad who was convicted and sentenced to life in prison officially received a presidential pardon after 34 years.
Etim Effiong revealed that his dad was convicted in 1986 for concealment of treason in the Vatsa Coup against the IBB government and released in 1993 but it wasn’t made official and his rank and entitlements were not restored.
“THE COLONEL IS BACK! IN 1986 MY FATHER WAS CONVICTED AND SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR CONCEALMENT OF TREASON IN THE VATSA COUP AGAINST THE IBB GOVERNMENT. ALTHOUGH HE WAS RELEASED IN 1993, IT WASN’T MADE OFFICIAL AND HIS RANK AND ENTITLEMENTS WERE NOT RESTORED. TODAY 34 YEARS LATER, HE HAS OFFICIALLY RECEIVED HIS PRESIDENTIAL PARDON. ??#FAITHFULGOD #NEVERGIVEUP #JESUSISALIVE.”