ECOWAS court has awarded N30m against the Buhari administration for ill-treating and torturing journalist Agba Jalingo in Cross River state.
The judgment was delivered today following a suit brought by SERAP on Jalingo’s behalf.
Prior to the time of this report, Jalingo was facing four counts of treasonable felony, terrorism, cultism and attempt to overthrow the Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River and President Buhari.
He was arrested on the orders of the governor on August 22, 2019, after he raised questions on the whereabouts of N500 million meant for the establishment of Cross River Microfinance Bank.
His rights were grossly violated as he was detained for 4 months before being released.