Inibehe Effiong Regains Freedom After 30-day Incarceration


Human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong has been released from prison.

The lawyer, who was sentenced to one-month imprisonment, regained freedom from the Uyo prison on Friday morning.

Akwa Ibom Chief Judge Ekaette Obot sentenced Effiong to 30-day imprisonment on 27 July, for alleged contempt of court.

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, confirmed Effiong’s release.

He said: “Inibehe Effiong has been released from unjust imprisonment in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.

“The popular human rights attorney is as defiant as ever. He left prison with 17 inmates languishing in prison. He remains defiant as ever! #revolutionnow”

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