Journalist Agba Jalingo has finally been released from prison custody after six months in detention. He has been detained allegedly for publishing a report alleging that Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, diverted N500 million from the state’s treasury.
The publisher of Cross River Watch who has been in prison since his arrest on August 22, 2019, was finally released on Monday.
The Governor denied involvement in the trial of Jalingo but said the Federal Government was behind the journalist’s case over his involvement in the #RevolutionNow protest led by Omoyele Sowore.
The Federal High Court in Calabar last week granted the journalist N10 million bail. Justice Sule Shuaibu ruled that Jalingo’s surety must make a refundable deposit of N700,000 to court registry to perfect the bail.