Citizen Agba Jalingo, the Editor-in-Chief of CrossRiversWatch and a rights campaigner, has reportedly been arrested by the Cross River State Police Command.
The activist was said to have been allegedly arrested over a petition accusing him of being an arms dealer. He is currently being questioned at the Cross River Police Command of the (CID) Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department.
Information reaching newsmen confirmed that the Commissioner of Police, Kayode Sikiru had invited Jalingo to his office for an interview over the planned #June 12 protest.
After the meeting, he asked the duo Jalingo and CrossRiverWatch News Editor, Jonathan Ugbal to ensure the planned action was peaceful as the command will not fold its arms and watch it degenerate into a riot.
The duo was then taken by the Officer in Charge of Intelligence, Cajetan Onwusor to the State Intelligence Bureau office where they were profiled, their photographs taken and biometrics captured.
They were then asked to wait and after over an hour, an unnamed official from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) came and call the duo to his office, which is the first by the right on the top floor of the SCIID building.
Upon arrival, he called the Officer in Charge of the Human Rights Unit, Simeon Nwaguru and told him, “see the two of them here…”
Simeon read a two-page document handed over to him by the unnamed officer and then called Jalingo and handed it over to him.