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Wike orders the arrest of federal lawmaker for alleged attack on PDP secretariat

Port Harcourt—Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has ordered the arrest of a federal lawmaker in the House of Representatives and governorship aspirant, Farah Dagogo, for the alleged hiring of cultists to attack the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

The Nations newspaper reports that Wike In a statement by his Special Assistant, Media, Kelvin Ebiri, declared Dagogo wanted and consequently ordered the Rivers State Police Command to effect his arrest.

The governor accused the federal lawmaker of hiring cultists who disrupted the screening of aspirants for various elective positions in the state’s PDP secretariat.

He said in the statement, “The Police must as a matter of urgency arrest Farah Dagogo, wherever he is and must be made to face prosecution.

“Already, some of the hoodlums hired by Farah Dagogo have been arrested and will be made to face the full wrath of the law.”

However, it was reported that a source close to the lawmaker denied Dagogo’s involvement in the incident.

He explained that a group of aspirants vying for the House of Assembly and National Assembly tickets protested the refusal of the PDP Committee to screen.

He said: “While they were addressing journalists at the PDP secretariat, policemen arrived at the scene and started shooting into the air.

“They arrested some of the aspirants and took them away. Dagogo was not there. Why will they declare him wanted?”

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