The Chief Judge of Akwa Akwa Ibom ordered a Premium Times reporter to leave the court. I said my lord, we were thinking that since the proceeding is public, that members of the public should be allowed to observe the proceeding. My Lord asked me to proceed with cross examination.

Jul 27, 2022 · 9:54 AM UTC · Twitter for iPhone

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I obeyed. I informed the court that I was not feeling comfortable and safe having two armed mobile policemen seated inside the courtroom, that it was strange and that I felt unsafe. I applied for the judge to excuse the armed policemen from the courtroom.
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The Hon. Chief Judge then ordered me to step out of the Bar, that she was sending me to prison. She then ordered the policemen to take me to Uyo prison. And that I should be in jail for one month. I am waiting inside the courtroom for them to bring the conviction warrant.
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I will be going to the Uyo Correctional Centre now. I have not done anything. I wasn’t even opportunity to say anything before the “conviction”. Two lawyers in court appealed to the Hon. Chief Judge but my Lord insisted that I must be jailed.
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This is in the suit filed by Governor Udom Emmanuel against a lawyer, Leo Ekpenyong, for alleged defamation.
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Replying to @InibeheEffiong
💔💔💔💔💔This country is finished at this point.
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Replying to @InibeheEffiong
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Things that can only happen in Nigeria. I hope you get an appeal soon.
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Abi the judges license be revoked, you can't have someone like that in such a delicate position, that's a gross mismanage of power, something that has ravaged Nigeria into what it is today
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Replying to @InibeheEffiong
I pray @valerian247 intervention yields fruit.
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NBA has fully taken over and it will be resolved
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