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Police arrest Agba Jalingo in Lagos, ‘to be moved to Abuja’

Activist and journalist from Cross River State, Agba Jalingo has been reportedly arrested by policemen and detained at Alapere Police Station in Lagos.

Violet Agba, his wife confirmed the development to Punch yesterday evening.

She noted that the police had planned to transfer the activist to Abuja tomorrow morning.

“They took him to the police station, he will be moved to Abuja tomorrow morning,” she said.

She claimed that Jalingo was being arrested for alleged defamation of character of the wife of Frank Ayade, the brother of the Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade.

“We asked them for an arrest warrant or charge sheet, but they didn’t present it to us. They only told us that he’s been invited for defamation of character of Frank Ayade’s wife, Violet said.

It was gathered that while Jalingo was being arrested in Lagos, some people had also surrounded the office of the Publisher’s media office in Calabar, Cross River State.

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