The trial of rights activist and Journalist Agba Jalingo, on treason suffered setback on Thursday.
Prosecution counsel, Dennis Tarhemba demanded a ‘short date’ for a written response to issues raised in the counter affidavit served on him by the defendant before the court resumed sitting.
He had applied for the amendment of the charge on the last adjourned date which the defence team replied to.
Mr Jalingo is facing four charges bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, cultism and attempt to topple the government of Cross River state.
Presiding judge, Justice Simon Amobeda adjourned the case to Tuesday and Wednesday next week for commencement of trial at the instance of the prosecution.
Mr. Jalingo was arrested in his Lagos residence on August 22, 2019 and was driven to Calabar by road where he was detained by the police command in Cross River State.