Barrister Eburu Ekwe has been sentenced to two months in the correctional center by an Abuja Magistrate, Ibrahim Mohammed, for contempt in the face of the court.
According to an eyewitness, drama started when 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. The lawyer further queried whether there was a conspiracy between the magistrate and the plaintiff’s lawyer.
His interjection angered the magistrate and he immediately ordered his arrest and sentenced him for contempt.
The lawyer was thereafter handcuffed and led out of the courtroom. Efforts by other lawyers in the court to plead with the magistrate proved abortive.