By Our Reporter
The federal high court sitting in Calabar today struck out treasonable charge brought against journalist, Agba Jalingo.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu struck out the matter, after prosecuting counsel informed the court of his intention to withdraw the charge totally.
Defence counsel, Olumide Fusika, SAN did not oppose the position of the prosecutor.
In her rulling, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu said, “having heard the plea of the prosecuting counsel to discontinue the matter, I hereby strike out the matter”
With this, Mr. Jalingo, a known critic of the Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade walks away free from charges that has lingered for over two years.
Mr. Jalingo was criminally kidnaped from his Lagos home in August 22, 2019 on allegations of belongings to a secret cult group and attempt to overthrow the Cross River State governor.
“I have forgiven my persecutors. I have been living freely since my over about three years trial, but they are those who have never had peace since I was falsely accused. But I leave the to God” Jalingo told journalists in Calabar.