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NCoS explains shaving of Inibehe Effiong’s hair, beard

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The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Akwa Ibom command, has explained the reason behind the shaving of the hair and beard of Inibehe Effiong, a legal practitioner.

On July 27, Effiong was sent to prison by Ekaette Obot, chief judge of Akwa Ibom, after the lawyer reportedly protested against the presence of armed policemen in court.

The human rights lawyer was in court to defend Leo Ekpenyong, a lawyer, in a libel suit filed by Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom
In a statement on Friday, NCoS Akwa Ibom spokesperson, Richard Metong said the shaving was not done with blunt instrument as speculated on social media, adding that the action was “a security measure as well as a routine practice in the facility”.

The statement reads,“On arrival at Uyo, he was duly admitted into the facility and was also informed of the need to cut his hair and beards as a security measure as well as a routine practice in the facility, which he obliged and willingly allowed the barber using a clipper and not a blunt instrument as speculated on social media.”

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