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Popular journalist, Agba Jalingo remanded in Kuje prison 

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Agba Jalingo in court

The Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja has ordered the remand of Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo in Kuje Correctional facility.

The journalist is currently standing trial for allegedly defaming Elizabeth Ayade, the wife of Frank Ayade, a sibling to Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade.

It would be recalled that Jalingo was apprehended by Police operatives in Lagos residence, in August 2022, over alleged defamation of the character of Elizabeth.

In the case filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, on December 6, 2022, the Police stated that a report by the journalist against Elizabeth lacked element of truthfulness and was published to put her personality into disrepute.

In her ruling on Monday, Justice Zainab Bage Abubakar ordered the embattled publisher of CrossRiverWatch remanded in Kuje prison until Thursday.

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