#RevolutionNow: Prosecutor’s Absence Stalls Trial Of Journalists In Cross River

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By CrossRiverWatch Admin

The trial of Jeremiah Archibong and Jonathan Ugbal over the August 5, 2019 #RevolutionNow protests stalled on Wednesday as the prosecutors failed to show up in Court.

The duo who are the Managing Editor and News Editor of CrossRiverWatch respectively, were arraigned on August 7, 2018 after 49 hours in detention on charges bordering on conspiracy and unlawful assembly.

And, after the prosecutor failed to appear on the second Court day on August 26, 2019, the matter was adjourned to September 11, 2019.

However, when the case was called up before Chief Magistrate Rita Marshall, Barrister Kehole Enya entered appearance for the defendants while the prosecutor, Barrister Denis Terhemba was absent.

Another prosecutor, an Inspector in the State Criminal Investigation Department, however, announced appearance for the prosecution.

Mrs. Marshall asked if he had the case file with him and when he answered in the negative, moved an oral application for adjournment which was granted.

The matter has been adjourned to October 3rd, 2019.

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