Human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong has said going to prison will fortify him to fight harder for Nigerians who cannot fight for themselves.

The Nation reports Akwa Ibom Chief Judge, Ekaette Obot, had sent Effiong, to prison on Wednesday.

On his Facebook page, Effiong said: “I was at the Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday to defend Sowore and the AAC.

“I flew into Uyo last night to defend Leo Ekpenyong in a libel suit filed by Governor Udom Emmanuel and Senator Effiong Bob against him over alleged libel.

“I have helped many people out of unlawful detention.

“Going to prison myself will fortify me to fight harder for Nigerians who cannot fight for themselves”.

“They’re saying that I can’t be jailed in Uyo prison because of COVID protocol, that I have to be in Ikot Ekpene prison until COVID test.

“Uyo prison has rejected me. We are going back to the court now for His Lordship to determine where I should be jailed. History will vindicate the just.”