The Federal Excessive Court docket sitting in Calabar, Cross River State, has ordered the remand of Agba Jalingo, Writer of CrossRiver Watch,in jail as it’s set to listen to his bail software on Thursday.
Jalingo is going through prices of terrorism, treasonable felony and try to topple the Cross River State Authorities.
Jalingo was arrested after publishing a report exposing how Governor Ben Ayade authorized and diverted N500m meant for Cross River Microfinance Financial institution.
The fees acquired widespread condemnation after they had been leaked to the general public.
Justice Simon Amobeda, who presided over the case, mentioned, “The counter affidavit by the prosecution filed in response to the motion for bail by the defendant’s counsel was added to the file on Wednesday morning and has not had time to look at it.”
He additionally mentioned that he perused the file on Tuesday night time and didn’t see the counter affidavit.
The prosecution counsel, Mr Denis Terhemba, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, claimed the counter affidavit was filed on September 18, 2019 however Jalingo’s counsel, Mr Attah Ochinke, mentioned he was served shortly earlier than the court docket started sitting.
Nevertheless, after a short dialogue with the clerk of the court docket, who whispered just a few phrases to him, Justice Amobeda dominated that Jalingo be remanded on the Afokang Jail Heart in Calabar.
He, nevertheless, adjourned the case till Thursday, September 26, 2019, for listening to of the bail software.
SaharaReporters, New York
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