Photos: After 25 Years In US Prison, Yakubu Gowon’s Son Granted Clemency By Obama

The month he was arrested. ..he was 23            Graduated with a degree in law while in prison

This article was written by Barrister Chukwudi Iwuchukwu, the Principal founder of Visage Media. 

On November 18, 1992, agents of the Drug Enforcement
Administration and the United States Customs Service arrested Musa, Jack
Spencer, for conspiring to import in excess of one kilogram of heroin.  
Jack Musa Gowon who was 23 years old at that time was
sentenced to 40 years imprisonment  for
the allegation of smuggling  heroin from
source countries,1 such as Thailand or Burma, via non-source countries, such as
Switzerland or Austria
Jack Musa Gowon protested vehemently through his legal
team  that he was innocent and was framed
up and his protest were ignored by the Jury 
and rather  was harshly  sentenced to 324 months in prison followed by
five years of supervised release.  
 Musa timely appealed,
challenging the admission into evidence of the Hotel Guide, the sufficiency of
the evidence supporting his conviction, and the district court’s upward
adjustment of his base offense level on the basis that he was an organizer or
leader in the conspiracy
When the appeal to quash his conviction failed, Musa took
that decision  in his stride believing
set back like this is not end of his life
As an inmate of Taft Correctional Facility, Musa Jack Gowon
was a role model and a legal adviser to all the inmates
He was well behaved and a source of inspiration  to co- inmates  who have 
given up on life
The prison warden 
loved and worshiped the ground he tread on
Permit me to mention that Musa  enrolled in one of the universities around
and successfully graduated with a degree in Law as a prison inmate
This commendable act of Leadership did not go unnoticed and
he was rewarded severally by prison authorities
While all these were going on, Musa’s  family has never stopped fighting to get him
out of prison and calls for his release began to grow louder
Happy to report that President Obama heard the calls for
Musa’s release and acted in that regard by granting him a parole
 Musa walked out of
Taft Correctional Facility Bakersfield California as a free man on November
2nd  and he is currently at  ICE Detention Center Bakersfield CA where he
will be deported back to Nigeria any moment from now
Musa Jack Ngonaadi is grateful to his Dad, General Yakubu
Gowon, his friends and his relatives from his maternal side who  stood by him and supported him also all
through the period of his unjust 
incarceration that he did not commit the crime he was wrongly accused of

Musa will narrate his own side of the story very soon and he
is grateful to God who kept him alive and well to see this day.

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