Withdraw Criminal Charges Against Jalingo – Femi Falana SAN To Police IG, Say It’s Unconstitutional

In Breaking News, National News, Reports

By CrossRiverWatch Admin

Press Release

A Nigerian Cannot Be Charged With Criminal Offence For Criticising A Governor

A Nigerian cannot be charged with any criminal offence for criticising a Governor or any other public officer in Nigeria. In Nwankwo v State (1985) NCLR 247, the Court of Appeal held that any public officer who feels defamed by any publication should sue for libel as it is illegal to use the machinery of the State to harrass political opponents in Nigeria. In fact, the court advised is Nigerians to resist any official move to wipe out the freedom of expression fought for and won from the colonial regime.

But in utter disregard of the judgment of the Court of Appeal in the Nwankwo’s case the Nigeria Police Force has just charged Mr. Agba Jalingo with terrorism for criticising Governor Ayade of Cross River State.

Since the charge constitutes a gross abuse of judicial process we call on the Inspector-General of Police to discontinue or withdraw it without any delay. If Governor Ayade feels offended by any statement made by Mr. Jalingo he is advised to sue for libel in the High Court of Cross River State.

Femi Falana SAN,
National Chairman,
Peoples’ Alternative Front

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism

CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.


New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here

Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

Stakeholders Agree To Work Towards Implementing VAPP And Disability Right Laws In Cross River State

By Ogar Monday Stakeholders from the Judiciary, Nigerian Police, and civil society have committed to work towards the full


PHED Official Electrocuted In Calabar, UNICROSS Student Butchered To Death

By Patrick Obia An official of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) has been electrocuted in Calabar, Cross


2022 World Tourism Day And Carnival Calabar Unveiling In Pictures

CrossRiverWatch’s Entertainment Correspondent, Clement Oto-Obong better known as Walata Worldwide brings to you exclusive pictures from the 2022 World


Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now