Abuja Magistrate sentences lawyer to jail for interrupting him

Abuja Magistrate sentences lawyer to jail for interrupting him

 

 

Abuja Magistrate sentences lawyer to jail for interrupting him…

An Abuja Magistrate, Ibrahim Mohammed has sentenced a lawyer, Eburu Ekwe Barth to jail for interrupting and challenging him on the summary of the case before the court.

Abuja Magistrate sentences lawyer to jail for interrupting him
Abuja Magistrate sentences lawyer to jail for interrupting him

Mohammed, handed down the sentence on Tuesday, after ordering policemen at the court to arrest and handcuff Barth for contempt.

The Magistrate of Court 2, Wuse Zone 6, sentenced the lawyer to two months in prison for contempt in the face of the court, according to SaharaReporters.

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A lawyer present during the dramatic court proceeding told BarristerNG that the lawyer’s crime was that he interjected when the magistrate was delivering a ruling on an application by the the opposing lawyer.

The lawyer’s ground of interjection was that the magistrate was ascribing what he never said to him in his ruling. The lawyer further queried whether there was a conspiracy between the magistrate and the plaintiff’s lawyer.

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His interjection angered the magistrate and he immediately ordered his arrest and sentenced him for contempt.

According to SaharaReporters, pleas for mercy made by many lawyers present during the proceedings were ignored by the judge.

The lawyer was taken to Suleja Prison.

 

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