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Trial of Journalist Agba Jalingo Charged With Treason Resumes Wednesday

The trial of a publisher of online newspaper, Crossriverwatch , Agba Jalingo who was charged with treasonable felony, terrorism and attempt to topple the Cross River State government by the Nigeria Police  is expected to resume Wednesday.

Jalingo, a rights activist and public affairs commentator was arrested in his Lagos residence on the 22nd of August, 2019 and driven to Calabar where he was detained in a black site facility owned by the police over an alleged criticism of government of Cross River State.
Reports of his ill health had sparked outrage and he was eventually arraigned at the Federal High Court 2 in Calabar after 34 days in police custody on September 25, 2019 for the hearing of his bail application.
The presiding Judge, Justice Simon Amobeda  ruled on October 4  that Jalingo’s lawyers  failed to provide sufficient evidence about his failing health and therefore Adjourned the matter to October 16,2019.
He has been remanded in Afokang  Prison custody for twenty days since September 25th, 2019.


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