Human rights defender, Inibehe Effiong, Friday walked out of Uyo Correctional Centre after spending 30 days on contempt charges.
The Akwa Ibom State Chief Judge, Ekaette Obot, had on July 27, sentenced Mr. Effiong to jail after he objected to the presence of armed policemen in the courtroom.
Mr. Effiong, who was billed to be released at 6am, finally walked into freedom at about 8am.
He was received by a large crowed of supporters who had gathered at the prison as early as
“I consider it an honour for me to be incarcerated for the truth,” Mr Effiong had said to journalists.
He said his incarceration has strengthened his resolve to fight for truth and justice in Nigeria.
“This voice, till no end, is now louder,” he said.
Speaking to Guardpost.ng on the telephone later, he said, “I am free.”
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