A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has ordered one Chief Vincent Nnamdi-Otto, who was sentenced to one month in prison for contempt, to write an undertaken to be verified by a notary public before been discharged.
Recall that Chief Nnamdi-Otto, while responding from the witness box to cross examination on the 9th of March 2021 on a disputed land, shouted at the presiding judge and requested to know his interest in the matter.
The monarch further walked out of the witness box, hit his palm on the floor of the court and threatened to deal with them all and to petition the President Muhammadu Buhari and an unnamed minister.
The Presiding Judge, Justice Adolphus Enebeli, after watching the drama, ordered that Chief Nnamdi-Otto be put back in the box and should show cause why he should not be committed to prison for contempt and sentence him for one month at the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre.
But at the resumed hearing, (originally adjourned to 17th May 2021), Justice Enebeli said he had received several pleas from notable individuals and the apology letter written by the suspect through his lawyer.
Justice Enebeli in his ruling said he would neither fine the suspect nor give an order to further remand him, noting that the number of days he has spent at the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre should have molded him into good behaviour and a lesson the suspect have learnt.
The Judge further said he had forgiven him despite the life threatening show he displayed on the said day and ordered that the suspect signed an undertaken and be verified by a Notary public.
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