Detained Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, won’t “bow to force”


Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, who is charged with treason after criticising the state governor, has vowed not to “bow to force”.

Mr Jalingo, the publisher of CrossRiverWatch, was arrested on August 22 over a report alleging that the governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, diverted N500 million belonging to the state.

He is remanded at the Calabar prison, after a federal high court judge denied him bail.

Mr Jalingo, in new prison notes made available to PREMIUM TIMES, wrote, “I know that Governor (Benedict) Ayade doesn’t want to kill me.

“He is my brother. He wants to teach me a lesson and force me to bend to his whims by my prolonged incarceration. He got it all wrong. I don’t bow to force. I bow to reason. He has rather complicated issues.”

Mr Jalingo, like in…



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