Monday, 26 August 2019

Mrs. Jalingo speaks up, reveals why her husband was arrested


Agba Jalingo, publisher of Cross River Watch was Thursday 22nd August arrested in Lagos by officers of the Nigeria Police allegedly on the request of the governor of Cross River State.

The arrest of the ace publisher had off course caused a lot of stir in the state, with many wondering what was his offense to have warranted such criminalistic method of arrest. Although he was supposed to have been charged to court yesterday Monday, 26th August, since Saturday and Sunday were holidays, unfortunately his case never came up in court yesterday. 

As we await his arraignment in court, his wife Mrs. Agba Jalingo, Violet, has said that the state governor, Ben Ayade, was persecuting her husband for exposing corruption in his government.

Speaking with Sahara Reporters on Monday, Violet called for the immediate and unconditionally release of her husband.

She said, "When they came into our living room, I heard voices but I never bothered to check because I thought it was my husband's people who came to see him.

"However, my husband called out to me that policemen were in the house, so I ran out of the bedroom only to see three men on mufti surrounding my husband, at that point I inquired for their identity.

"I also asked them for the warrant of arrest but they told me to go away, that they have no business with me. They told me they came for my husband, that he has a case to answer in Calabar.

"Ben Ayade is punishing my husband for exposing corruption in his government. My husband could not have been arrested because of #RevolutionNow protest because he protested in Lagos, 
not Cross River.

"I am calling for his immediate and unconditional release."

In a related development, Mr. Christian Ita spoke person to the governor had said that the arrest of Mr. Jalingo has nothing to with his principal as the arrest is connected with the #revolutionNow protest.

Culled from Sahara Reporters.