NANS demands release of Agba Jalingo from custody

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called for the release of Agba Jalingo, a journalist, charged with treasonable felony among other allegations, from correctional centre custody.

The National Public Relations Officer of the association, Adeyemi Azeez, made the call in a statement in Abuja on Monday.

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

Mr Azeez said turning deaf hears to the plight of the renowned activist and journalist was uncalled for, and therefore urged those involved to “do the needful” to secure his release.

“On Friday, October 4, the journalist and rights activist, Agba Jalingo, filed a bail…

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