Police Release Agba Jalingo On Bail
The Nigerian police last night released CrossRiverWatch Publisher, Citizen Agba Jalingo on bail after hiding him from his lawyers and other activists for hours.
Mr. Jalingo was arrested at his Ogudu residence in Lagos State on Friday following a petition from the wife of Mr. Frank Ayade, brother to Cross River Governor, Ben Ayade for alleged defamation and infringement of her integrity.
He was then flown to Abuja, the FCT at about 5.00 PM on Saturday. The policemen accompanying him whisked him away after touching down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to an unknown destination. This led to a frantic search for his whereabouts. Associates of Citizen Agba Jalingo told NOHR that the policemen had said he will be detained at the Force Criminal Investigation Department, but switched off their phones after zooming off.
Hours later at about 9:15 PM, he was eventually released to a relative who signed his bail bond and was asked to report back at the Abattoir police station on Monday morning. He was received by the Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, and other rights activists who had stormed the