A human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, who was incarcerated for one month at the Uyo prison has regained his freedom.
Naija News recalls that on July 27, Justice Ekaette Obot had jailed Effiong on grounds of alleged contempt of court after he reportedly protested against the presence of armed policemen in court.
The lawyer was in court to defend Leo Ekpenyong, a lawyer, in a libel suit filed by Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom when the incident occurred.
However, in a recent live video, Effiong was spotted walking out of prison to the waiting hands of friends and colleagues who had gathered around Wellington Bassey Way, Uyo, as early as 8:00 a.m.
More details to follow…