Deji Adeyanju, leader of civil society organization, Concerned Nigerians, has asked the United States Embassy in Nigeria to impose a visa ban on Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade, over the illegal arrest and detention of Nigerian journalists, Agba Jalingo and Joseph Odok.
In a letter addressed to the embassy and signed by Adeyanju, the group said it believes that the illegal arrest and detention of Jalingo and Odok shouldn’t happen in a democracy. Both journalists have been in detention for allegedly writing articles against the governor.
The group in another petition to the National Human Rights Commission urged the agency to commence an investigation into the growing clampdown on press freedom and freedom of expression in Cross River State.
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