How i was wrongly accused and spent 20 years in jail, here’s my bitter story

I never saw myself sharing this sad story of my life but I think I have to do it for people to understand that not every victim is truly what they claim to be. Growing up, I didn’t have enough opportunities handed out to me. I had to be on the streets every day, working hard to put something in my pocket and belly. Despite graduating with a second class upper, I still couldn’t get it right in this country. Unsurprisingly, I got mixed up with the wrong gang, and we caused a lot of trouble in the neighbourhood. By trouble, I mean loud music, throwing late-night parties, cannabis, internet fraud and so on. We never set out to physically hurt anyone. I wouldn’t say I am an entirely innocent person. I had my fair share of run-in with the law but it was never anything grave.

The allegations that turned my life around came from a person I trusted with all my heart. I would have never thought Angela could do that to me. She was my girlfriend, who I paid all her bills and even some of her family’s. I always tried to make sure she was fine. Her well-being was my priority. Imagine my shock when I found out that mine wasn’t hers. The only way I could ever hurt Angela was by cheating on her. Aside that, I gave her my all; love, attention, effort and money. I did cheat on her multiple times but she forgave me every time and accepted me for my misgivings. At least, that was what I thought. Thinking about how everything turned out reminds me of the saying, “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”

While I thought Angela was forgiving, I was wrong. She was only waiting for the perfect moment to strike and indeed she got her moment. It was later that I found out that she was the one who began the rumors that I had added “plus” to my “yahoo” (meaning I had begun using juju in addition to my illegal business). It made the police start looking harder into my case and they wanted to nab me. I started getting random visits from the police and often got stopped while driving in town. However, that wasn’t the last nail on my coffin.

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Angela set me up with one of her friends, who I was trying to get to go to bed with me. I thought I had finally worked my way into the girl’s bed, not knowing it was a setup. The girl came to my house and we had crazy sex (PS: she said she liked it rough and I gave her that). A few minutes after she left my house, I heard someone knocking again. I opened the door to find the police there to arrest me for allegedly raping a girl. It was like everybody had a vendetta against me. My girl detested me for cheating and the cops have been trying to arrest me for a crime I didn’t commit. It wasn’t what they wanted to arrest me for but they had me and that was good enough for them. No one believed me because I never really depicted a good image of myself. That was how I ended up serving 20 years in prison for a crime I didn’t commit. I am now 46 years old and trying to repair my image. It’s challenging but I will keep trying.

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