Why we arrested Agba Jalingo in Lagos, moved him to Abuja – Police

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has said that Cross River activist and journalist, Agba Jalingo is currently in its custody.

Recall that Agba Jalingo on Friday afternoon, raised the alarm that his Lagos residence was under siege by police operatives.

Subsequent reports revealed that the activist was arrested and detained at Alapere Police Station, Lagos shortly after the alarm.

Confirming the arrest, the FCT police command, in a statement issued by its spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh, said the arrest was sequel to a petition filed against the activist by one Elizabeth Frank Ayinde.

She said Agba was arrested by Lagos State CID over a false allegation, claiming that Elizabeth paid one Mr. Pascal to write an examination for her at the law school.

She said the activist, who was moved to Abuja on Saturday, is currently being investigated by the command.

“Upon the receipt of this petition, we went ahead to invite Mr. Agba Jalingo, but he refused to come, leaving the police with no option but to secure an arrest warrant, which is why he was arrested in Lagos.

“The investigation is currently ongoing and the unraveled facts will be communicated subsequently”, the PPRO added.