Wednesday, 4 November 2015


General Gowon's son Musa released after 25 years in American jail

yakubu gowon son musa released from jail

Yakubu Gowon son.
The picture above on the left was taken in 1992 just before Yakubu Gowon's son,Musa was arrested in the US for drug trafficking.
Former Nigerian President, General Yakubu Gowon and late Edith Ike Okongwu are the parents of Musa Jack Ngonadi Gowon, who was recently released from a prison in California after serving 22 years there. Young Musa had relocated to the US with his
mum where he lived until his arrest in 1992. 

While in jail,Musa studied and graduated with a degree in law..The second picture is of his half brother Richard. 

General Yakubu Gowon. released from jail
General Yakubu Gowon.
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 in prison for the allegation of smuggling  heroin from source countries.
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 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.

 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.

It has to be said though that the information in this article was released by a PR company.I guess Musa is trying to put his public image together readily for his time in public.
This article info was by Barrister Chukwudi Iwuchukwu, Principal founder of Visage Media . A PR company based in In Lagos  


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