“In 2018, the three Judges applied for Ezeugo’s committal for contempt, alleging 178 breaches of the injunction. Essentially, the campaign against them had continued. Ezeugo argued that he was innocent of the breaches because the injunction had not been lawfully made and that the application was the latest episode in a wide-ranging conspiracy against him.
Sir Peter Openshaw (sitting as a judge of the High Court) held that 175 of the 178 breaches were proved to the criminal standard. He could not be certain that Ezeugo had deliberately breached the order by attending the RCJ. As to the social media posts and emails, these were admitted, and amounted to a considered course of conduct which had been carried out in spite of warnings about the prospect of committal. Ezeugo had shown complete disregard for the injunction, and no remorse. A custodial sentence was therefore inevitable, and a 12-month term was imposed.”