Those who hail from Edo and Delta may have heard of Ambrose Folorunsho Alli. He was born at Idoani,Ondo State in 29 September, 1929. He was medical professor who served as the civilian Governor of old Bendel State from 1979-1983,that was when President Muhammadu Buhari was the Military Head of State.
The Ondo State born politicians was well known for his developmental achievement in the educational sector when he was Governor of the old Bendel State now Edo and Delta State. No wonder,he was named after Ambrose Alli University in Ekpoma,Edo state.
An interesting thing happened when he was a Governor. He was found guilty by Military tribunal under Buhari government for mismanaging of N983,000 meant for road project.
Unfortunately,Ambrose Alli died in Sept 1989 in prison. But he is married and blessed with children.
He was later sent to jail for 100 years. But after 37 years of that jail sentence, President Buhari whose then military regime sent him to jail,granted him presidential post humous pardon.
Then alot of Nigerians have asked why the President granted him a pardon when he has died a long time ago.
The man am talking about died on his 60th birthday on 22 September 1989,at the University Hospital in Lagos.