Governor Nyesom Wike has described as a waste of time the 48 hours ultimatum issued by the Ijaw National Congress (INC) over the arrest of Farah Dagogo, who is standing trial on two-count charge of conspiracy to felony and cultism.
The right thing for them to do, governor Wike said, would have been to come to government to find out the crux of the issues.
Wike expressed the regret how criminals who raped women, kidnapped people and done several crimes were allowed to live above the law with the lifestyle that they are Lords who cannot suffer any consequences of their actions.
According to Wike, Farah would have lived within the bounds of the amnesty offered him by the Federal Government instead of returning to acts that threatened the peaceful conduct of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) screening exercise.
Wike explained that as chief security of the state, he directed the police to arrest Dagogo because he had mobilised cultists to disrupt the screening of federal and state legislature aspirants. According to the governor, some of the cultists were arrested by the police and arraigned in court.
“Enough is enough of all these young boys, thinking that they can take everybody for granted and overrun the state, not when I’m a governor of this State. You can do it when another person is a governor, not while I’m here.
“You (Farah) are not running for National Assembly, you are not running for State Assembly, you went and brought cultists to the party secretariat, to destroy the party secretariat and as a governor, as a leader of the party I should fold my hands and see a criminal, an illiterate overrun my party.”
Governor Wike also berated the former director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside, for threatening the peace and stability of the state over the arrest and arraignment of Dagogo in court.