Breaking: After 6 months in detention, Court frees Agba Jalingo on bail

After spending barely six months in detention, Journalist and human rights activist Agba Jalingo has been granted bail by the Federal High court in Calabar, Cross River State.

The court session presided over by Justice Sule Shuaibu after taking over from Justice Simon Amobeda who pulled himself out from the case following condemnations that trailed refusals to grant the Journalist bail on three occasions.

In his ruling while granting bail applied by Agba Jalingo, Justice Shuaibu set the bail bond at N10 million with one surety in like sum.

According to ruling, the surety must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court and his address must be physically verified. Also, he must show means that he will be able to forfeit the bail bond, the Judge ruled.

Justice Shuaibu ordered that the proceedings of the court on the matter shall not be a matter of public discourse and subsequently adjourned the matter to the 6th, 7th and 8th days of April 2020 for the prosecution to open and close its case while other motions may be treated before that day.

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