Two other journalists standing trial in Cross River, besides Agba Jalingo

Two journalists are standing trial in Cross River State, South-South Nigeria, besides Agba Jalingo who is charged with treason for criticising the state governor, Ben Ayade.

The two journalists are Jonathan Ugbal and Jeremiah Archibong, news editor and managing editor respectively for CrossRiverWatch, an online newspaper owned by Mr Jalingo.

They are charged with “unlawful assembly” for covering a protest and are being prosecuted by the police represented by Dennis Tarhemba, a deputy superintendent of police who is also prosecuting Mr Jalingo’s case.

Messrs Ugbal and Archibong were arrested by the police in Calabar on August 5 this year, alongside Nicholas Kalu, the Calabar correspondent of The Nation newspaper, while covering the #RevolutionNow protest called by Omoyele…

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