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After six months in detention, Agba Jalingo regains freedom

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After spending six months in detention, publisher of Cross River Watch, Agba Jalingo, has been released from prison custody.

According to Daily Post, he was released after meeting his bail condition.

Jalingo, who was detained for allegedly writing articles criticizing Cross Rivers Governor Ben Ayade, was granted a N10m bail term last week.

He was first arrested by the police in August 2019 on the orders of the Ben Ayade-led Cross River State Government.

He was subsequently arraigned for treason and attempting to overthrow the state government due to the highly critical articles he published.

Due to his long detention, Amnesty International had declared the activist as a prisoner of conscience.

Last week there were a series of protests staged in Cross River over his detention.