Justice Simon Amobeda, a judge at the Federal High Court, Calabar, that was supervising reporter Agba Jalingo’s case, has actually taken a trip with the case file.
This sought the judge had actually recused himself from the case complying with Jalingo’s demand to the Chief Judge for the issue to be reassigned.
Jalingo counted on a dripped sound where Justice Amobeda was captured on tape stating the reporter would certainly be dealt with like Ken Saro-Wiwa.
Saro-Wiwa, a legal rights protestor, was punished to death by awaiting 1995.
As regular technique, Justice Amobeda was needed to return the case file to the Chief Judge for reassignment following his withdrawal from the case however he did not.
Instead, he held the case file to himself one month after taking out.
It was collected that this was utilized as a hold-up method to maintain Jalingo behind bars for a very long time.
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In a tweet on Sunday, pro-democracy advocate as well as reporter, Omoyele Sowore, exposed that the judge hung on to the case file, postponing the resting under a new judge.
“Latest on Agba Jalingo: We’ve just received information that Federal High Court judge, Simon Akpah Amobeda who earlier recused himself from the case has “travelled” with Agba’s case file, making it impossible for the judge to which case was newly assigned to start sitting,” Sowore tweeted.
Jalingo remains to be remanded at the tool security custodial facility in Calabar where he has actually invested regarding 100 days thus far after remaining 34 days in police guardianship prior to his accusation on September 25.
Jalingo’s just transgression was creating a write-up in July requiring the location of the N500m authorized as well as released by the Cross River State Government for the drifting of the Cross River Microfinance financial institution
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