Popular Akwa Ibom lawyer and human rights activist, Inibehe Effiong has just been sent to jail.
According to information, the lawyer was sentenced to jail by the Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom State, Justice Ekaette Obot.
Inibehe Effiong explained what happened in court:
The moment My Lord entered the Courtroom, His Lordship ordered the orderly attached to the court to go out and bring the armed policemen inside the courtroom. I started feeling that there was going to be trouble. After the Premium Times reporter was sent out, I raised the issue.
I applied to the Court to ask the armed policemen with AK47 to leave the courtroom, that it was not proper and that I felt extremely unsafe and uncomfortable. My Lord then started writing, I thought it was going to be a ruling on my application to excuse the officers.
Unknown to me, my Lord was writing committal order to send me to Uyo prison. I wasn’t even given the opportunity to say anything. My Lord just ordered me to remove my wig and gown, that I was going to prison.
Meanwhile, we have a pending motion for my Lord to disqualify and recuse himself from the case on grounds of bias or likelihood of bias which. Justice will vindicate the just.
The Chief Judge of Akwa Akwa Ibom ordered a Premium Times reporter to…
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