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The Founders

Emeka Igwe

Founder

Emeka Igwe is the managing partner of The Igwe Firm, a law firm dedicated to getting justice for those who have been injured or wrongfully accused. In December of 2018, Attorney Igwe had a successful outcome on the case of Elmer Daniels.

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Terence Jones

Founder

Terence Jones is an Advisory Board Member for the Human Relations Council for the State of New Jersey. He is a police practices expert and has an interest in understanding police accountability and vehicular pursuits.

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Meet Elmer Daniels

ELMER DANIELS, a wrongfully convicted man who was given a life sentence at the age of 18, has been released a day after his 57th birthday and has been exonerated of all charges after serving 39 years in Delaware state for a crime he did not commit.

Emeka Igwe (“Attorney Igwe”), managing Partner of The Igwe Law Firm, P.A., has investigated, defended and now has freed Elmer Daniels (“Mr. Daniels”), an innocent man who been in prison since 1980. Mr. Daniels, at the age of 18 years old, was wrongfully convicted of a rape, which led to him serving 39years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

In Wilmington, Delaware, at the age of 18 years old, Mr. Daniels, an African-American male, was convicted by an all-white jury for allegedly raping a 15-year-old white female. After his conviction in May 1980, Mr. Daniels was sentenced to life in prison.

 (L -R) Timothy Burley, Elmer Daniels and Anthony Burley (Elmers’ brothers).

Latest News

Flawed Forensics May Have Wrongly Sent People to Prison for Decades

MATTER OF FACT WITH SOLEDAD O’BRIEN

Innocent Man Elmer Davis Served 39 Years, His Story with Laura Coates

“A Delaware man who had his life sentence dismissed last week walked out of Howard R. Young Correctional Institution days later, a free man. Elmer Daniels and his attorneys say state prosecutors, in a lengthy court filing earlier this month to vacate the charges, took credit for work his legal team initiated to get him out of prison for a rape Daniels asserts he never committed.

Philly lawyer helps free man locked up for 39 years

Elmer Daniels was 18 when he was arrested for a rape in Wilmington, Delaware, in January 1980. He walked out of prison last week at age 59, after lawyers uncovered problems with the case so serious — and including links to an FBI crime lab scandal affecting thousands...

Flashpoint Extra: Wrongful Rape Conviction

A Wilmington man is free after spending nearly 40 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. He'll speak out for the first time this week. KYW Newsradio Community Affairs reporter and Flashpoint host Cherri Gregg sat down with his attorney Emeke Igwe and private...

Rape suspect released from prison after nearly 40 years

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A man convicted of rape after questionable FBI forensic testimony at his 1980 trial has been released from prison.

Fifty-six-year-old Elmer Daniels was released Thursday after prosecutors dropped the case.

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