Nigerian publisher, Agba Jalingo granted bail after months in detention




Agba Jalingo

CALABAR – The Federal High Court, Calabar, on Thursday morning, to detained , Agba Jalingo.
 
Justice Sule Shuaibu, granted him N10m bail after he had spent 174 days in in both the police cell and in Calabar prison.
 
It would be recalled that Mr Jalingo, the of , was arrested on August 22, 2019, over a report alleging that Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade, diverted N500 million belonging to the state.
 
While granting the bail, the court asked that those standing as surety for the journalist must make a refundable deposit of N700,000 to court registry to perfect the bail.
 
Mr Jalingo was earlier denied bail twice by another judge, Simon Amobeda, who recently withdrew from the case after a secret recording of where he (Amobeda) allegedly made some “biased” remarks against Mr Jalingo, was leaked to the press late last year. (Tori.ng)

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