The Magistrate of Court 2, Wuse Zone 6, Abuja, Ibrahim Mohammed has arrested and jailed a lawyer, Eburu Ekwe Barth, for interrupting and challenging him during court proceedings.
It was learnt that during the dramatic court proceedings, the lawyer interjected when the magistrate was delivering a ruling on an application by the opposing lawyer.
The lawyer’s ground of interjection was that the magistrate was ascribing what he never said to him in his ruling. He further queried whether there was a conspiracy between the magistrate and the plaintiff’s lawyer.
Angered by his interjection, the Magistrate ordered policemen at the court to arrest and handcuff the lawyer for challenging him on the summary of the case before the court.
Pleas for mercy made by many lawyers present during the proceedings were ignored by the judge who sentenced Ekwe to two months in prison for contempt in the face of the court.
The lawyer was thereafter handcuffed and led out of the courtroom. He was subsequently taken to Suleja Prison.
KanyiDaily had also reported how Rivers State monarch was sentenced to one month imprisonment for threatening to deal with the judge during court hearing.