Our Reporter, Abuja
Human rights lawyer Inibehe Effiong has been released from Uyo prison. He was incarcerated for 30 days for alleged contempt of court.
The fiery lawyer was on July 27, sentenced by the Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom State, Ekaette Obot, to prison after the lawyer objected to the presence of two armed police operatives in the courtroom.
The lawyer was reported to have left the prison on Friday at around 8 a.m. to a waiting crowd of supporters around the prison premises.
Tweeting after his release, Inibehe Effiong said he was back, stronger and more determined to confront the forces of oppression.
“I am back, stronger and more determined to confront the forces of oppression and to continue to speak nothing but the hard truth to the faces of the oppressors of our people. I feel sorry for those who thought they can break my spirit by incarcerating me,” he wrote.