By Patrick Obia, Judicial Correspondent
The criminal trial of Citizen Agba Jalingo, publisher of CrossRiverWatch, activist and pro democracy advocate has been stalled again.
The trial which was adjourned to 2 December, 2019 suffered yet another set back as the trial and other matter relating to the case (Suit No: FHC/CA/59C/2019) is on hold until Court rules on the application for electronic verbatim recording of the trial proceeding by the Defendant (Agba Jalingo) which got a further affidavit of Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN) in support of the application for electronic verbatim recorder.
The criminal trial and bail application is pending the ruling of this application by Agba Jalingo who has been incarceration since August 22 till date.
The Prosecution Counsel has replied all applications from the Defense Counsel. It’s adjourned to 9 December 2019.
Earlier, the Judge, Justice Simon Amobeda called to his chamber the CrossRiverWatch Judicial Correspondent, Patrick Obia and Leo Ashiebe, CRBC Reporter and enquired about their details because he has been observing them within the Court taking footage.
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