An ex-militant friend of a former Vice President of Nigeria , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Farah Dagogo has been picked up by police in Rivers State.

Police picked up Farah who is representing Degema/Bonny Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives at about 6pm Thursday evening at the South South Zonal Office of the PDP in Port Harcourt.

The arrest of the federal lawmaker followed an order made by the Rivers State Governor, Barr Nyesom Wike.

He is wanted in connection with cult – related disturbances which took place during the screening of aspirants in Port Harcourt by the PDP.

According to information, those who arrested him came in a C4i vehicle, thus fueling speculations that Farah may be held at a police facility along Ojoto Street.

Farah is vying for the governorship ticket of the Rivers State, explaining why he was seen at the South South Zonal Office complex where other gubernatorial aspirants of the PDP who have indicated that they want to be governors of their states were being screened.

Farah has reportedly denied being behind the cult-related disturbance that occurred in the State capital.

But officials of the Rivers Government who ordered his arrest have reason to believe that the ex-Niger Delta warlord may have been the mastermind.

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Meanwhile, the lawmaker has asked the Rivers people to hold Governor Nyesom Wike responsible for whatever happens to him.

Farah Dagogo was reacting to the order for his arrest issued by the Rivers State Governor.

Security operatives, based on intelligence, suspect that Farah’s associates were allegedly motivated to create a violent atmosphere.

Some associates of Farah are claiming that the lawmaker is being persecuted because of his political views and his political leaning.

The lawmaker who has spoken against zoning power to the South is purportedly part of the political machine of Atiku Abubakar.

Atiku and Wike are presently engaged in a cold war over the PDP Presidential ticket and control of delegates, some insiders hint.

Some say the former warlord is the arrowhead of the Atiku campaign organization which is allegedly fielding aspirants in Rivers State for the 2023 elections, including the governorship.

Insiders say Atiku has always relied on his alleged ties with militants in the Niger Delta to gain inroads into the region.