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My detention a manipulation, circumvention of justice system, says journalist Jalingo
Publisher of CrossRiverWatch, Agba Jalingo, has described his 179-day detention in prison by the Cross River State government as a “facade manipulation and circumvention of the country’s justice system.”
Agba Jalingo regains freedom
CrossRiverWatch publisher Agba Jalingo has been released after spending about five months in detention. Jalingo's release comes after a federal high court in Calabar granted him a bail of N10 million on Thursday, February 13. The Cross Rivers State Government charged Jalingo with terrorism and conspiracy to remove elected governor from office. Jalingo was first…
Journalist Agba Jalingo granted bail
A federal high court in Calabar Thursday granted bail to the detained journalist Agba Jalingo. Justice Sule Shuaibu granted the bail after Cross Rivers State Government reverted to the initial; charges of terrorism and conspiracy to remove elected governor from office. Jalingo was first arrested, August 22, 2019, in his Lagos residence and taken to…
SERAP sues FG, Cross River over Jalingo’s prolonged detention, trial
Lagos-Based rights group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), at the weekend sued the federal and Cross River governments at ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja for the alleged “prolonged, arbitrary detention, unfair prosecution and sham trial of journalist Agba Jalingo.”
No respite in sight for Jalingo after 168 days in prison
For over 168 days, the publisher of an online newspaper, CrossRiverWatch, politician, and human rights activist, Comrade Agba Jalingo, has been incarcerated in Calabar. He always comes to court handcuffed and in prisons’ pick up van, dressed in blue jeans and grey-coloured shoes and black t-shirt
Cross River government takes over prosecution of Jalingo
The Cross River State government has finally admitted involvement in the prosecution of Agba Jalingo, publisher of news portal, CrossRiverWatch.
Akpama faults Ayade’s defence against Jalingo
Former governorship candidate of Peoples Progressive Alliance (PPA), Goddie Akpama, has faulted Governor Ben Ayade’s claim that the detention of the online publisher of CrossRiverWatch, Mr. Agba Jalingo, is by the Federal Government and not him.
Group urges FG to release Jalingo, El zakzaky, others
A coalition of Civil Society Organisations has said they would continue mass protest until the Federal Government releases Agba Jalingo, El zakzaky
Agba Jalingo accuses judge of bias, asks CJ to reassign case
In his quest for fair hearing, Agba Jalingo, the journalist standing trial for treason in Calabar, Cross River State has asked the Chief Judge (CJ) of the Federal High Court to reassign his case