By Jonathan Ugbal
A former Attorney General And Commissioner for Justice in Cross River State, Mr. Eyo Ekpo has said that the Police had rescheduled its August 26, 2019 invitation handed the Chairman of the Cross River chapter of the African Action Congress, Mr. Agba Jalingo to answer to a petition to September 3, 2019.
Ekpo, a the guber candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections made this known on Facebook in his reaction to the Police’s arrest of Mr. Jalingo.
”This has taken a rather ominous turn. Agba Jalingo requested that the interview be rescheduled to Tuesday, 26th August. The Police agreed. Yesterday, the IPO in the case called Agba to further reschedule the interview to 3rd September. Agba agreed. Then, today, Agba was arrested at his home in Lagos and has been held in a cell since then,” Ekpo wrote.
He lamented the decision of the police to travel with Jalingo by road to Calabar.
“Information available indicates that he is to be moved by road to Calabar by the officers said to have come from Calabar to arrest him. We’re told this movement will be at 3AM tomorrow, Friday. This entire turn of events is truly alarming, the more so as Agba has been very cooperative, courteous and civil in all his dealings with the Police on this matter, he wrote.
He further queried: “The Nigeria Police Force, is this true? If true, is it normal to treat someone who has been civil and respectful in this way? All this for an as yet unproven case of breach of peace? Who is beating this drum?”
CrossRiverWatch had earlier reported that the staff of Mr. Jalingo’s wife were harassed and their phones seized in order to ensure he is released.
However, the letter of invitation sent to him carried a different charge in its heading.
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