JUST IN: Judge Orders To Apprehend Premium Times Journalist Inside Courtroom- Saviour Imukudo, the PREMIUM TIMES reporter who was at the High Court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Wednesday, to cover the court proceedings, has been apprehended by the police on the order of the Akwa Ibom Chief Judge, Ekaette Obot. DAILY NIGERIAN reports.
Mr Imukudo was in court to cover the defamation case between the Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State and a lawyer, Leo Ekpenyong. Information Guide Nigeria
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A resident of Uyo, who witnessed the arrest of Mr Imukudo, said the judge had asked the reporter to identify himself in the courtroom when the proceedings started.
Mr Imukudo introduced himself as a reporter with the PREMIUM TIMES, and then Justice Obot ordered him to leave the courtroom. jamb results
As he was walking out of the courtroom, the judge ordered a police officer to search him and confiscate his phone, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.
There were two armed police officers inside the courtroom, the lawyer, Mr Effiong, said in his tweets that alerted the public that he was being sent to prison by Justice Obot.
The PREMIUM TIMES’ reporter, Mr Imukudo, was still detained as of 1:30 p.m. in Justice Obot’s court.
Mr Imukudo has been covering the defamation case between Governor Emmanuel and Mr Ekpenyong in Justice Obot’s court.