Agba Jalingo: Justice Amobeda recuses self over case against journalist in Cross River

A Federal High Court Calabar, Cross River State capital judge, Justice Simon Amobeda, has recused himself in a case number FHC/CA/59C/2019 between the Cross River State Government and Agba Jalingo. Justice Amobeda referred the case file to the administrative judge of the division, Justice Sule Shuaibu for reassignment.

Amobeda in his ruling in Calabar, also granted the prayers of the defendant, Agba Jalingo, a journalist and rights activist, who is facing trial for alleged acts of terrorism, conspiracy and attempts to bring down the reputation of the Cross River State government and the Governor, Benedict Ayade, for the provision of an electronic verbatim recording device which will be independent of the long handwriting of the court.

However, the Justice held that the fact stated…

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