''Wife of detained Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, said her husband was charged to court for exposing corruption in Cross River State.
Mr Jalingo, the publisher of the online CrossRiverWatch, has been in prison for weeks in Calabar.
He was charged with treason over a report about an alleged diversion of N500 million by the Cross River governor, Ben Ayade.
He was arrested in Lagos by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team of the Nigerian Police Force on August 22, and moved to Calabar.
He was arraigned before a Federal High Court on September 25 on a four-count charge of treasonable felony, terrorism and attempt to topple the Cross River State Government.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge
On October 4, the bail application filed by Mr. Jalingo was refused by a Federal High Court in Calabar, Cross River State, presided over by Simon Amobeda.
The court ordered that he be remanded in prison custody pending the conclusion of his trial and determination of the charge brought against him by the prosecution.''
Cross River State, Nigeria
Cross River State Government - Governor Ben Ayade
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