Agba Jalingo Released From Custody After 179 Days In Detention – Video, Photo

Whatapp News

Nigerian and publisher of , Agba Jalingo, has been released from custody after spending about five months in detention.

Jalingo had spent 179 days in detention before a federal high court in granted him bail in the sum of N10 million.

He was, however, freed on Monday after perfecting the bail conditions.

Jalingo was first arraigned on August 22, 2019 after he published a story on how Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River, allegedly approved and diverted N500 million meant for the state’s microfinance bank.

Following an outcry, Ayade had denied involvement in the trial of Jalingo, but said the federal government was behind the journalist’s case over his involvement in the protest led by Omoyele Sowore.

Jalingo was charged with conspiracy, terrorism, treasonable felony and an attempt to topple the state government.

The journalist was denied bail on two occasions by Simon Amobeda, a judge, who was caught in a leaked audio saying the journalist’s life was in the court’s hands.

After the recording was made public, Jalingo asked the chief judge of the federal high court to reassign his case.

Amobeda later recused himself from the matter following allegations of a lack of fair trial by the journalist.

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