Nigerians have reacted negatively to footage of police officers carrying a PDP Gubernatorial Aspirant in Rivers State, Farah Dagogo to court despite being in an 'unconscious' state.
Dagogo, in footage seen by POLITICS NIGERIA, was brought out of a police van unconscious and carried into the State High Court by three policemen on Friday.
Dagogo being carried by Police Officers in court on Friday
The presiding Judge, Justice Chiwendu Nwogu ordered that Dagogo be remanded at the Port Harcourt correctional centre.
Below is a statement signed by Dagogo's media aide, Ibrahim Lawal, on the matter; "On Friday, May 13, the Rivers State Government under the orders of Governor Nyesom Wike caused his willing ally and tool, the State Police Commissioner, Friday Eboka, for Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo to be presented in Court despite his very deteriorating health conditions. Chief of Staff to the Governor, Emeka Woke led police officials from Government House to the Court.
“In fact, the police forcefully brought Hon Farah Dagogo on a stretcher, and the Chief of Staff, Emeka Woke, was busy harassing and threatening journalists at the Court from taking videos or pictures of how he was brought in on a stretcher."
“The journalists were further barred from going into the courtroom."
Lawal accused the state governor, Nyesom Wike and the state commissioner for Police, Friday Eboka of being behind Dagogo's ordeal.
"The High Court, where Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo was arraigned and had adjourned to May 16, 2022, only for Governor Nyesom Wike and CP Friday Eboka to break all known laws in the Country by bringing the matter forward before Justice Chiwendu Nwogu, today, May 13th,".
He alleged that the development was part of a plot to kill his principal.
"All these are orchestrated and well-planned plots to gradually kill Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo in Police custody."
"If anything untoward happens to Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, the State Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka, Camp Commandant to the Governor, Efeturi Irikefe, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Emeka Woke, and others should be held responsible."