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Journalist Jalingo to remain in detention for another 5 days as prosecutor asks for adjournment of case

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Journalist Jalingo to remain in detention another 5 days as prosecutor asks for adjournment of case

The trial of journalist and critic of the Cross River State government Agba Jalingo, suffered another setback on Thursday after the prosecutor asked the federal high court, Calabar for a short adjournment.

The prosecutor, Mr Dennis Terhemba made the request at the resumption of the trial of Agba Jalingo who has been charged for treasonable felony, terrorism and attempt to topple the Cross River State government.

Mr Terhemba made the request in order for him to file his written response to the issues raised by the defendants in their counter affidavit to his motion to amend the charges.

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While addressing the court in his opening statement, Mr Terhemba, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said that the process filed by the defendant was served to him less than an hour before the court resumed sitting on the matter and sought for time to file his response.

The case was later adjourned to October 22nd and 23rd by Justice Amobeda for commencement of trial at the instance of the prosecution.

RIPPLES NIGERIA had reported that Agba Jalingo was arrested in Lagos by operatives attached to the Intelligence Response Team of the Nigerian Police on August 22, 2019, and later arraigned on September 25, 2019, on four-count charges of treasonable felony, terrorism and attempt to topple the Cross River State Government, which he pleaded not guilty to.

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