Court sends Agba Jalingo back to jail for cybercrime



Uba Group

Justice Zainab Bage Abubakar of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday morning sent a journalist, Agba Jalingo, back to Kuje prison for “cybercrime”.

Reports said that Justice Abubakar allegedly denied Jalingo’s lawyers the opportunity to move a motion for bail after he was arraigned for cyberstalking.

According to the reports, Jalingo and his Cross River Watch platform has been a thorn in Governor Ben Ayade’s flesh.

The reporter had spent time in detention in 2019 after being accused of “treason” for publishing exclusives on Ayade and his administration.