The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government and the Cross River state Governor Ben Ayade to ECOWAS Court of Justice “over the prolonged, arbitrary detention, unfair prosecution, persecution, and sham trial of journalist Agba Jalingo.”
Recall that some days ago, the group revealed its plans to drag the federal government and Ben Ayade to the ECOWAS court.
Agba Jalingo, who is the publisher of CrossRiverWatch, was arrested on August 22 over a report alleging that Mr Ayade diverted N500 million belonging to the state.
No date has been fixed for the hearing of the suit at the court.
See the post below:
BREAKING: We’ve dragged the Nigerian government & Cross-River state govt. of gov Ben Ayade to ECOWAS Court of Justice over the arbitrary detention, persecution & sham trial of journalist Agba Jalingo. The authorities' sole objective is to keep him in detention & to silence him.
— SERAP (@SERAPNigeria) February 9, 2020