Police have surrounded my residence, Agba Jalingo raises alarm


Cross River activist, Agba Jalingo, has raised the alarm, Friday, that policemen have surrounded his residence located in Lagos State.

In a series of posts on his Facebook account, the activist said the policemen had held his wife and daughter hostage on the floor of his residence.

“I don’t know who sent the police but they have held my wife and my daughter hostage downstairs. I don’t feel safe. Those are their faces”, he posted, sharing a picture of some men in mufti at the gate.

“Police men are still sorrounding my house in Lagos. I still don’t know what brought them here. My wife and daughter are held hostage.

Jalingo alleged that the policemen were sent from Abuja, adding that they were allegedly sent by the Franko Ayade, the brother to the Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade.

“I have information that the police were sent from Abuja and the command CP is aware. I don’t know what I have done again but I am afraid for my life.

“They are sent by Franko Ayade. They are trying to force their way in right now,” the Publisher of Crossriverwatch posted.

In 2019, the journalist was arrested following an allegation of treason by the Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade.

Jalingo was first arrested by the Police in August 2019. He was subsequently arraigned for treason and attempting to overthrow the state government due to highly critical articles he published.

Efforts to reach the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, on Friday, proved abortive as of the time of filing this report, as text sent to his known line had yet to be responded to, and calls to his line were not going through.

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