The Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom State, Ekaette Obot, has condemned a common liberties legal counselor, Inibehe Effiong, to one-month in jail.
Effiong who is dealing with a case for his client under the watchful eye of Justice Obot’s court in Uyo revealed this in a message he posted on his Twitter on Wednesday morning.
“I have been shipped off Uyo jail by the Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom State, Justice Ekaette Obot, for one month for shielding Leo Ekpenyong in a criticism suit documented by Governor Udom Emmanuel,” Effiong said.
The legal advisor, who is situated in Lagos, flew into Uyo for the case.
One more legal advisor in Uyo affirmed that the adjudicator articulated the jail sentence against Effiong.
“The Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom requested a Premium Times journalist to leave the court. I said my master, we were feeling that since the procedure is public, that individuals from people in general ought to be permitted to notice the procedure. My Lord requested that I continue with questioning,” he tweeted.
“I will be going to the Uyo Correctional Center at this point. I have not done anything. I wasn’t even an open door to express anything before the “conviction”. Two attorneys in court engaged the Hon. Boss Judge yet my Lord demanded that I should be jailed.”Judge correctional facilities basic freedoms attorney in Akwa Ibom.