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Just In: Absence of prosecution counsel stalls hearing of Dagogo’s bail application

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By prince Isaac Owong, Port Harcourt

The commencement of trial of the member representing Degema-Bonny federal constituency, FARAH DAGOGO on two-count charges of conspiracy and cultism has again received a setback before a state high court sitting in Port Harcourt.

The matter was scheduled for full trial before Justice CHINWENDU NWORGU on June 10, but the trial could not go on following a letter by the state prosecution team, stating that the prosecuting counsel would be absent on medical grounds.

Recall, that the trial was earlier scheduled to commence on Tuesday, June 7, but suffered a setback due to the absence of the prosecution counsel who wrote to inform the court of his engagement at the appeal court.

Speaking with newsmen outside court, the defence counsel, COSMOS ENWELUZO said the absence of the prosecution counsel is aimed at incarcerating the defendant.

He explained that the judge has assured that such excuses for the absence of counsel would no longer be tolerated by the court.

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