Farah Dagogo’s bail hearing stalled again


Rep Farah Dagogo

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Hope of freedom for detained House of Representatives member, Farah Dagogo, was again dashed on Friday as the Judge who was to hear his bail application at a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt was absent.

Dagogo, who is also a governorship aspirant on the platform of PDP was brought to the court on a wheelchair at about 8am, but was later taken back to the Correctional Centre, Port Harcourt for detention to the disappointment of his supporters.

The prosecution and the defence counsels were asked by the court clerk to pick convenient date for the hearing of the bail application and Wednesday, 25, May 2022 was eventually picked.

The case was subsequently adjourned to Wednesday, May 25 for the hearing of the bail application.

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Visibly disappointed supporters of incarcerated federal lawmaker expressed regrets that the delay in granting bail to him may deny him opportunity of participating in the PDP governorship primaries.

Dagogo was arrested on the orders of Governor Nyesom Wike a day before the screening of aspirants for Rivers PDP 2023 governorship ticket for allegedly plotting to disrupt the exercise with the use of thugs.

Dagogo, who is the member representing Degema-Bonny Federal Constituency was subsequently detained by the police before e was ordered to be transferred to Port Harcourt Correctional Centre by the court after his arraignment on two counts of felony with conspiracy and cultism.

He has been ill in detention.

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