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‘Contempt’: Jailed Lagos lawyer to be freed soon, says NBA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) yesterday began a probe of the circumstances surrounding the jailing of a Lagos-based lawyer Inibehe Effiong by the Chief Judge of Akwa State, Justice Ekaette Obot.Its President Olumide Akpata who ordered the investigation said efforts were underway to ensure that Effiong is released soon. Justice Obot on Wednesday sentenced the Lagos-based Read More…

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Uyo prison ‘rejects’ Lagos activist-lawyer sentenced by Akwa Ibom CJ

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Uyo Correctional Centre has turned back a Lagos-based human rights lawyer Inibehe Effiong sentenced to one month imprisonment on Wednesday morning by the Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom State, Justice Ekaete Obot allegedly without trial. The prison authorities, according to Effiong, declined to incarcerate him, on grounds of Covid-19 protocols. Effiong has been updating Read More…