Akwa Ibom Judge Sentences Man To Prison For Disobeying Court Order

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By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo


A High Court sitting in Itu, Akwa Ibom State has on Friday, sentenced one Edem Tom Etuk of Nung Ukot Itam to one month in prison for disobeying Court Order in accordance with section 287 sub 3 of the 1999 constitution as amended.
The Court presided over by Justice Ntong Ntong, convicted the accused and sentenced him without option of fine.
Justice Ntong further held that after the jail term, the convict shall continue to be in prison custody until he purges himself of the contempt by writing an undertaking to obey the Court Order, until the order is set aside by a Court of competent jurisdiction.
He said that time has come for citizens no matter how highly or lowly placed, to obey Court orders in order to enhance and safeguard the rule of law in a democratic society.
The Judge said no one is above the law and that the majesty of the Court must be jealously protected by every authority and persons.
It could be recalled that the West Itam District Court had in 2015 delivered a judgement ordering the convict to vacate a piece of land on Atiku Abubakar Avenue, Uyo an order he refused to obey and refused to appeal in a higher Court.

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