Hon. Farah Dagogo To Take Plea, May 16

The member representing Degema/Bonny Federal Constituency in House of Representatives, Hon. Farah Dagogo, will take plea at the High Court in Port-Harcourt on Monday, May16.

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Rivers State, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor, (SAN), who addressed newsmen after the case was mentioned at the High Court presided by Honourable Justice C. Nwogu on Tuesday, May 10, said that the defendant would be formally arraigned on  May 16 and would take plea.

The matter is between Rivers State Government and the federal lawmaker.

Speaking to newsmen, Prof. Adangor, who appeared for the State during the hearing, said: “As you are aware, the matter State Versus Dagogo Farah came up this morning (Tuesday) for plea. Unfortunately, he was not produced in court and his lawyer informed the court that he was in a drip and so we’ve agreed to come back on Monday 16 May for plea, that is he will be formally arraigned to plead whether guilty or not guilty to information to be filed against him by the State”.

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice who led the prosecution said that he was not qualified to speak on the medical condition of the defendant (who is in hospital) but said from information got from police doctors “were still consulting as to the prospect of bringing him to court”.

He said that charges against the defendant would become known when he takes his plea. This was in response to a reporter’s question on whether the charges would be different. The case first came up at the Magistrate Court presided by Chief Magistrate Amadi O. Amadi Nna Esq before it moved to the High Court.

Prof. Adangor also expressed disagreement that the matter was going at slow pace.

Hon. Farah Dagogo, a federal lawmaker, who represents Degema/Bonny Federal Constituency was arrested by security operatives on April 28 as he arrived at the Zonal Secretariat of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Aba Road for screening as governorship aspirant under the platform of the party.

On his arrest he was charged to court on two accounts of conspiracy to commit felony and cultism and was under police custody.

The federal lawmaker had earlier been declared wanted for allegedly sending alleged cultists to cause disruption at PDP screening exercise at State Secretariat of the party.

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