Rivers: Court Grants Bail To Reps Member After Spending 62 Days In Detention

After 62 days in detention, a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has granted bail to the member representing Degema/Bonny Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Farah Dagogo.

Dagogo, who is also a governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party ((PDP), was arraigned before the High Court on a two counts of conspiracy and cultism preferred against him by the Rivers State government.

Trial Judge, Hon. Justice Chinwendu Nworgu, in his ruling on bail application by defendant counsel, Cosmos Enweluzor (SAN), granted Dagogo bail with the sum of N20 million with one surety, who is expected to deposit a passport photograph, alongside that of the defendant.

Nworgu also ordered that the federal lawmaker must not be allowed to travel outside the country without the leave of the court and should deposit his international passport with the court.

The trial judge also directed that the surety must be an indigene of Rivers State, who owns a landed property within Port Harcourt, valued nothing less than N20 million.

Speaking to newsmen outside the courtroom, Dagogo’s counsel, Cosmos Enweluzor, expressed happiness that his client has been granted bail but said the bail conditions were enormous.

Also speaking, the state prosecution counsel Chidi Ekeh, said they were not worried about the bail granted to the defendant but will be happy if the defendant will continue to appear in court to face his trial.

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