AFederal High Court sitting in Abuja, has remanded journalist, Agba Jalingo to Kuje prison for cybercrime.
Justice Zainab Bage Abubakar allegedly denied Jalingo’s lawyers the opportunity to move a motion for bail after he was arraigned for cyberstalking.
Jalingo was accused of defaming Elizabeth Ayade, the wife of Frank Ayade, who is a brother of Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade. He bas been remanded to Kuje prison until Thursday.
Jalingo, the publisher of CrossRiverWatch, was arrested on August 22, 2019, over a report alleging that Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade, diverted N500 million belonging to the state.