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DRAMA: Lawyer sentenced to one month in prison for raising objection in Court

DRAMA: Lawyer sentenced to one month in prison for contempt by Judge

The Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom State, Justice Ekaette Obot on Wednesday sentenced human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, (Esq) to one month imprisonment at the state correctional centre over perceived contempt of court.

Justice Obot before ordering the conviction warrant said she had run out of patience with the excesses and unruly behaviours of the embattled lawyer who is the defence counsel to Leo Ekpenyong.

Ekpenyong is standing trial in a libel suit instituted by the Governor of the State, Mr Udom Emmanuel and Mr Effiong Dickson Bob.

Effiong later posted circumstances surrounding the development on twitter saying, “The Chief Judge of Akwa Akwa Ibom ordered a Premium Times reporter to leave the court. I said my lord, we were thinking that since the proceeding is public, that members of the public should be allowed to observe the proceeding. My Lord asked me to proceed with cross examination.


“I will be going to the Uyo Correctional Centre now. I have not done anything. I wasn’t even opportunity to say anything before the “conviction”. Two lawyers in court appealed to the Hon. Chief Judge but my Lord insisted that I must be jailed.” he wrote.

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