Right activist and newspaper publisher, Agba Jalingo, has been released by the police in Cross River State, Nigeria’s South-south.
Mr Jalingo’s lawyer, James Ibor, who confirmed his release, said the accusation was fake and that the petition was intended to prevent his client from mobilising residents for the nationwide June 12 protest in Cross River.
“He was released about 30 minutes ago, he is here with me,” Mr Ibor said.
“The letterhead (of the petition) was designed with the name ‘concerned citizens of Cross River State’, and with an address that cannot be verified, no house address, and signed by persons that cannot be verified, and there are no phone numbers.
“They alleged that Agba Jalingo is doing gun running and keeping bombs, and he is mobilising non-Cross Riverians to make Cross River State ungovernable.