Human Rights Lawyer Regain Freedom After One Month Imprisonment

Human rights lawyer Inibehe Effiong has been released from Uyo prison after spending 30 days for alleged contempt of court.

The Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom state, Ekaette Obot, on Wednesday, July 27, sentenced Effiong to prison after the lawyer objected to the presence of two armed police operatives in the courtroom.

The lawyer stepped out of the prison at around 8 a.m. to a waiting crowd of supporters around the prison premises.

Premium Times quoted him as saying: “I consider it an honour for me to be incarcerated for the truth. This voice, till no end, is now louder.”

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