Mr. Ibrahim Lawal, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the detained member of the House of Representatives, Farah Dagogo, has cried out over the continued incarceration of his principal.
Lawal, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Thursday, said Dagogo, who was a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, was illegally kept in prison after he was “unlawfully declared wanted by Governor Nyesom Wike.”
The statement, which carried hashtags, was titled, ‘##50Days Still In Incarceration; Farah Dagogo Is Innocent; #God Over Everything.’
The statement read in full, “His name is Honourable Farah Dagogo, Member of the House of Representatives and the PDP governorship aspirant in Rivers State.
“This Federal Lawmaker had been in incarceration since April 28, 2022, a day after Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, illegally and unlawfully declared him wanted on trump-up political charges
“That is, today makes it 50 days since this amiable and unassuming man had been put away and in confinement by lies.
“Recall that on May 8, 2022, during a church thanksgiving service held at St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Port Harcourt to celebrate the legal victory secured at the Supreme Court of Nigeria in the oil well dispute between Rivers and Imo State.
“Governor Wike publicly boasted and emphatically stated that all bail applications for the federal lawmaker will be resisted with a foreboding statement that ‘he (Hon. Farah Dagogo) will go for it!
“These are statements the governor gleefully made in the church and televised live.
“It is now 50 days today, and true to Governor Wike’s promise, all bail applications for Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo had so far been frustrated including the willful disobedience of the bail order granted the lawmaker on May 12, 2022, by a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt.”
Dagogo, who currently represents Degema-Bonny Federal Constituency in the House, was remanded at the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre.