By CrossRiverWatch Admin
The Association of Cross River Online Journalists – ACROJ, has reaffirmed its faith in the Cross River Judiciary as it thumps up Magistrate, for standing by the path of justice.
ACROJ in a press release signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Comrade Darlington Edem and Comrade Archibong Jeremiah went on to say the case is a memento.
See release below:
August 25, 2020 remains a remarkable day in the history of the Association of Cross River Online Journalists – ACROJ. It is a day that the Judiciary answered the call of Justice, refusing to be used as a willing tool in the hands of selfish individuals within the corridors of power.
The Association of Cross River Online Journalists – ACROJ, wishes to commend His Worship, Rita Marshal, for choosing to take the honourable path of truth, justice and fairness by discharging and acquitting our members; Comrade Jeremiah Archibong and Jonathan Ugbal, both of CrossRiverWatch, who have been standing trial well over a year now, over trumped-up charges by agents of the State.
Without any doubt, there have been several efforts to stifle the press in the Cros River State in which members of ACROJ have consistently remain the target.
ACROJ is excited that finaly the baseless charges against our colleagues, Jeremiah Archibing and Jonathan Ugbal have been dumped into the ocean of justice and our the duo, left off the hook of oppresion against the wishes of the enemies of press freedom.
ACROJ is determined to remain a focused association of Journalists, who will continue to hold public officers in the State accountable for every action, and decision taken while in office and even after they leave office.
Unlike others who have sold their teeths for a plate of beans, thus giving room for every stranger and passerby to insult them and humiliate them. We will continue to hold tenaciously to the tenets of journalistic practice while upholding very firmly the ethics of the noble profession.
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