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Police Release Agba Jalingo On Bail

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Police Release Agba Jalingo On Bail

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has released journalist and publisher of CrossRiver Watch, Agba Jalingo, who was arrested at his resident in Lagos State on bail.
Accoridng to the police, he was released from detention at exactly 10:00pm last night.

The journalist was however asked to report to the Command on Monday.

The command yesterday had confirmed his (Agba Jalingo) receipt and detention and that investigation was ongoing.

Adeh said, “On Saturday, August 20, 2022, Agba Jalingo was arrested by State CID operatives in response to a petition filed against him by one Elizabeth Ayade.

“He was arrested over a false allegation, claiming that she paid one Mr Pascal to write an examination for her at the law school.

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“Upon the receipt of this petition, we went ahead to invite Mr Jalingo, but he refused to come, leaving the police no option but to secure an arrest warrant, which was why he was arrested in Lagos.

“Investigation is currently ongoing, and the unraveled facts will be communicated subsequently.”

Jalingo’s legal counsel, James Ibor, noted that his relatives and friends have been apprehensive, especially since the police in Abuja had earlier denied receipt of him.

Ibor said, “We’ve been apprehensive. His family and friends have been apprehensive since he was arrested, but we became more apprehensive when the police authorities in Abuja denied receiving him hours after he left the Airport in Lagos.

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“This should not be happening in a country that has laws. Why would you arrest a journalist without inviting him over a publication he made?

“The police in Abuja later confirmed that they’ve received him, and we hope that they’ll release him.”

Jalingo had on Friday announced that his Lagos residence was under siege by policemen.

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