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Finally, Agba Jalingo released from detention



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Agba Jalingo, publisher of CrossRiverWatch, has been released from custody after spending about five months in detention.

Jalingo had spent 174 days in detention before  a federal high court in Calabar granted him bail in the sum of N10 million.

He was, however, freed on Monday after perfecting the bail conditions.

Jalingo was first arraigned on August 22, 2019 after he published a story on how Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River, allegedly approved and diverted N500 million meant for the state’s microfinance bank.

Jalingo was charged with conspiracy, terrorism, treasonable felony and an attempt to topple the state government.

Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has also reacted to his release.

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