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NBA may drag Akwa Ibom CJ before NJC

NBA may drag Akwa Ibom CJ before NJC
The Nigerian Bar Association on Wednesday said it may be forced to report the Akwa Ibom State Chief Judge, Justice Ekaette Obot, to the National Judicial Council for jailing a lawyer, Inibehe Effiong.

4th August 2022 President, Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Olumide Akpata 4th August 2022 The Nigerian Bar Association on Wednesday said it may be forced to report the Akwa Ibom State Chief Judge, Justice Ekaette Obot, to the National Judicial Council for jailing a lawyer, Inibehe Effiong.” Related News Contempt: How A'Ibom CJ prevented lawyer's release - NBA Akwa Ibom CJ incompetent, lawyer demands colleague's release He regretted that the association had not been able to secure the lawyer’s release because of the CJ’s disposition to amicable settlement of the matter.” He said in view of that “and depending on the outcome of our ongoing investigations, the NBA may be forced to take this matter up with the National Judicial Council.Akpata wrote, “Unfortunately, attempts to secure Mr Effiong’s release through sustained engagements at different levels have been unsuccessful with the Chief Judge indicating that she was unwilling or unable to further entertain the matter.

The association’s National President, Olumide Akpata, disclosed this in an update on the matter which he posted on twitter handle, @OlumideAkpata.It said the decision would however depend on the outcome of its ongoing investigations on the matter.

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