Rights Violation: Police Reluctant To Release, Arraign Agba Jalingo Seven Days After Court Order Expires

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By CrossRiverWatch Admin

Seven days after the order His Lordship, Honorable Justice JK Omotosho granted the Nigerian Police, Cross River State Command to detain Citizen Agba Jalingo and Prince Ekanem Ekpo for 14 days elapsed, the Police Commissioner Austin Agbonlahor is reluctant to release Citizen Agba Jalingo.

Jalingo, a renowned activist and Publisher of CrossRiverWatch was abducted by men of the IRT (Intelligence Response Team) from his Lagos State home (Ogudu) on the 22nd of August 2019 and has since been in custody without trial.

Agba Jalingo, file copy.

The rights activist was in custody for four days (22nd to 26th) before the Police approached the Vacation Court which sat Monday, 2nd of September 2019 in Port Harcourt seeking for time to “travel with the defendants/respondents (Citizen Agba Jalingo and Prince Ekanem Ekpo) within and outside the jurisdiction of the Court for recovery of vital exhibits linked with the alleged offenses of criminal conspiracy, conduct likely to cause breach of peace, terrorism and treasonable felony against the defendants/respondents and arrest other fleeing suspect.”

Vanguard Newspaper had on 13th of August 2019 published that Prince Ekanem Ekpo was arrested a week before the publication.

CrossRiverWatch investigation reveals that Prince Ekanem spent barely two weeks in custody of the Anti Cult/Kidnapping Squad (ACKS) at Cultural center.

Prince Ekanem Ekpo, Ayade’s former aid. Credit: LinkedIn.

Our findings also revealed that since Jalingo was arrested till the time of filing this report Prince Ekanem hasn’t been in custody.

As at the time of filing this report, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo wasn’t available for comment as her number wasn’t available, a voice mail was left for her and no response has been gotten from her.

See Court order below;

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