Farah Dagogo
Farah Dagogo

Detained Rivers governorship aspirant critically ill, hospitalised

NEWS DIGEST – A Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship aspirant in Rivers State, Honourable Farah Dagogo, has been rushed to the police hospital in Port Harcourt, the state capital, his media aide, Ibrahim Lawal has said.

Mr. Lawal, who is the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Hon. Dagogo confirmed the development to Punch Newspaper on Wednesday, saying Dagogo suffered stomach and chest complications.

Lawal said following the severity of his case, the police hospital referred the federal lawmaker to an undisclosed hospital within the metropolis.

Dagogo, who represents Degema/ Bonny Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives was arrested by the Rivers State Government by the police when he appeared at the zonal secretariat of the PDP in Port Harcourt for screening.

He was arraigned at a Magistrate Court the following day and remanded in police custody afterwards.

According to Lawal,  “Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo has been taken to the hospital by the Police. He complained of stomach and chest complications. He is receiving treatment now.”

Lawal, in a statement, further alleged that there was a plot by some agents of the state to ‘manufacture’ sundry charges of murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, illegal bunkering and attacks on security agencies, among others, against Dagogo.

Lawal insisted that some state actors were plotting to attack the State Criminal Investigation Department where Dagogo was being detained to later accuse the lawmaker of being behind the attack.

He said, “All these moves by the government is  to continue the unlawful and illegal incarceration of the federal lawmaker.

“For the umpteenth time, our earlier position stands, Hon. Farah Dagogo’s life is still in danger. This time, with that of his families, close friends, associates and his staff, particularly his aides.

“Governor Nyesom Wike and his goons should be held responsible if anything untoward happens to Dagogo and others close to him,” the statement said, among others.

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