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How Wike, Rivers CP Brought Hon. Dagogo To Court In Stretcher Without Informing His Lawyers, Ignore Bail By FHC — Aide

Ibrahim Lawal, the SA Media and Publicity to Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo, member representing Degema-Bonny Federal Constituency of Rivers State has accused the state Governor, Nyesom Wike and Commissioner of Police in the state, Friday Eboka of masterminding a fresh arrangement of Hon. Dagogo without obeying an order of Federal High Court in Port Harcourt which on Monday granted him bail. 

Lawal in a statement says even though Hon. Dagogo has met his bail conditions, he has not been released allegedly on the instruction of Gov. Wike with the active conniviance of CP Eboka. 

Despite the May 16, 2022 adjournment by the Federal High Court for Hon. Dagogo to appear before it, Governor Nyesom Wike and CP Friday Eboka allegedly brought the matter forward before Justice Chiwendu Nwogu, today, May 13th.

The Police were said to have forced him out of stretcher after he was brought in from the hospital where he was receiving treatment in detention. 

His lawyers were also not informed on the new date, a reason for which they were not in court to defend him. 

Journalists were according to Lawal barred from taking pictures and accessing the court room where Hon. Dagogo was taken to by Chief of Staff to the Governor, Emeka Woke who led a dispatch of policemen from Government House to the court. 


Lawal therfore alleged that the fresh onslaught is a deliberate attempt by Wike and the Commissioner of Police to kill the federal lawmaker. 

He said, "The High Court, where Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo was arraigned, had adjourned to May 16, 2022 only for Governor Nyesom Wike and CP Friday Eboka to break all known laws in the Country by bringing the matter forward before Justice Chiwendu Nwogu, today, May 13th.

"Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo lawyers were not served neither were they aware of the change of date nor reason for change of date and as such were not available to defend him.

"This renewed judiciary onslaught by the Rivers State Governor and Police Commissioner, Friday Eboka, was  pre-determined to disobey and make mockery of the Federal High Court Order of May 12, 2022 that granted Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo bail but which was ignored and disobeyed by Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka.

"All these are orchestrated and well planned plot to gradually kill Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo in Police custody. 

"If anything untoward happens to Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, the State Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka,  Camp Commandant to the Governor, Efeturi Irikefe, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Emeka Woke and others should be held responsible.

"This information is for the world to be aware of the impunity, disregard for the court of law, executive rascality and other known norms alien to a sane society under democratic clime, being perpetrated by the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, who is a lawyer and Police Commissioner Friday Eboka.

"The Judiciary is being raped in Rivers State and the Police has effectively proven to be a political tool of the Rivers State Government. We await to see the actions and reactions of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, whose temple of Justice is being desecrated and the Inspector General of Police, who was supposed to ensure that the Police are responsible for protection of lives and properties."

Hon. Dagogo, a governorship aspirant in Rivers was arrested few weeks ago and brought to court for allegedly sponsoring an attack at the screening venue of National Assembly aspirants in Port Harcourt.

The move was seen to be orchestrated by Gov. Wike to shut him out in his governorship bid and install an anointed candidate.

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