The Leader Pass judgement on of Akwa Ibom State, Ekaette Obot, has despatched a human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, to jail.
Mr Effiong who’s dealing with a case for his shopper prior to Justice Obot’s courtroom in Uyo disclosed this in a message he posted on his WhatsApp standing round 10:40 a.m. on Wednesday.
“I’ve been despatched to Uyo jail by means of the Leader Pass judgement on of Akwa Ibom State, Justice Ekaette Obot, for one month for protecting Leo Ekpenyong in a libel swimsuit filed by means of Governor Udom Emmanuel,” Mr Effiong mentioned within the WhatsApp message.
The legal professional, who’s based totally in Lagos, flew into Uyo for the case.
Any other legal professional in Uyo showed to PREMIUM TIMES that the pass judgement on pronounced the jail sentence towards Mr Effiong.
Mr Effiong later posted main points of the incident on his Twitter web page.
“The Leader Pass judgement on of Akwa Akwa Ibom ordered a Top class Instances reporter to go away the courtroom. I mentioned my lord, we had been pondering that because the continuing is public, that individuals of the general public will have to be allowed to look at the continuing. My Lord requested me to continue with pass exam,” he wrote.
“I will be able to be going to the Uyo Correctional Centre now. I’ve no longer accomplished anything else. I wasn’t even alternative to mention anything else prior to the “conviction”. Two attorneys in courtroom appealed to the Hon. Leader Pass judgement on however my Lord insisted that I will have to be jailed.”
Justice Obot in earlier court cases had ordered courtroom officers to briefly grasp telephones from newshounds and others within the court, it appears to forestall the court cases from being recorded secretly.
She had threatened to ship Mr Effiong to jail.
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