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BREAKING: Rights lawyer Inibehe Effiong released from prison

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Human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong has regained his freedom following a 30-day imprisonment for alleged contempt of court.

Effiong was freed from the Uyo prison in Akwa Ibom on Friday morning.

In a live session on social media, Effiong was seen walking with supporters chanting “Freedom cometh by struggle.”

Effiong said: “For me, as I’ve always said, history will vindicate the just. Well, I’ve just finished my one-month appointment with destiny.

“I came to the custodial centre to follow the path of my ancestors and those who sacrificed their comfort in order to defend their conviction.

“I consider it an honour to be incarcerated for standing by the truth. I thank the Olumide Akpata-led administration and other lawyers who fought to vindicate me.”

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

According to activist and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, Effiong left the prison with 17 inmates.

“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!” he said.

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