FARAH DAGOGO: 50 days in detention and still counting
Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo, the embattled People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Rivers State, and a serving House of Representatives member, has been detained for 50 days at the Port-Harcourt Maximum Security Correctional Centre. GbaramatuVoice reports.
Dagogo, who is representing the Degema/Bonny Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, was arrested by armed security operatives at the PDP South-South zonal Secretariat in Port-Harcourt on April 28, 2022.
Dagogo was declared wanted by Governor Wike on Wednesday for allegedly hiring thugs to attack the PDP secretariat in the state capital.
The aspirant had earlier denied the allegation and accused the governor of plotting to stop him from appearing before the screening committee headed by the former Kaduna State governor, Ahmed Makarfi.
According to his media aide, Ibrahim Lawal, Governor Wike had boasted during the Church Thanksgiving Service in honour of Justice Mary Odili on May 8, 2022, that all bail applications for Hon. Dagogo will be resisted.
True to this boast which Lawal alleges was broadcast live, the bail order granted the Federal Lawmaker on May 12, 2022 by a Federal High Court sitting in Port-Harcourt have so far been frustrated.