Court grants Agba Jalingo bail


The Federal High Court in Calabar has granted N10 million bail to a journalist, Agba Jalingo, who is facing trial for alleged treason.

Justice Sule Shuaibu admitted Mr Jalingo to bail on Thursday, adding that his surety must make a refundable deposit of N700,000 to court registry to perfect the bail.

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Mr Jalingo, the publisher of CrossRiverWatch, was arrested on 22 August 2019, over a report alleging that Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade, diverted N500 million belonging to the state.

Mr Jalingo was earlier denied bail twice by another judge, Simon Amobeda, who recently withdrew from the case.


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