Police arrest Rivers State Governorship aspirant Dagogo who came for screening

Police in Rivers State on Thursday arrested a member of  House of Representatives  and Rivers state 2023 governorship aspirant, Farah Dagogo who was declared wanted.

Dagogo was declared wanted by Governor Nyesom Wike on Wednesday for allegedly hiring cultists to attack People Democratic party Secretariat in Port Harcourt.

The aspirant was arrested at the South South Zonal Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where he appeared among other South South governorship aspirants for screening ahead of the party primaries.

Dagogo, House of Representatives member for Degema-Bonny Federal Constituency had showed up past 6pm at the hall where the Bayelsa State Governor Duoye Diri chaired Screening Committee was on duty when armed men swooped on him.

Moments later, the lawmaker, the most voiceful of Rivers 2023 governorship aspirants so far was escorted out by heavily armed security operatives who whisked him off in a patrol van labeled, ‘Operation C4i-027’.

Governor Wike had in a statement by his Media Aide, Kelvin Ebiri, accused Dagogo of masterminding cultists disturbance at the screening of Rivers State National and State Assembly aspirants Wednesday in Port Harcourt.

The embattled lawmaker had in swift response denied the accusation, counter accusing Wike of deliberately giving him a bad name to deny him Thursday’s screening for the state governorship where he was arrested.