Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has been granted bail by the FCT High Court sitting in Maitama.
Justice Yusuf Halilu granted him bail at the resumed hearing on Friday on health grounds.
Melaye and some suspects were accused of shooting a police officer, Sgt. Danjuma Saliu, attached to 37 Police Mobile Force (PMF) while on duty in Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa Road in Kogi.
Senator Melaye who fell sick shortly after he turned himself in to the police following an eight-day police siege on his home, was first taken to a Police hospital in Garki but was later transfered to another hospital where he remained under arrest.
Melaye however approached the court, through his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) for enforcement of his fundamental right. Ozekhome informed the court that his client had been in custody beyond the number of days stipulated by law.
Justice Halilu then ordered the Nigeria Police Force to explain the reason for the continued detention of the senator who according to him had been in their custody since January 4, 2019.
On Thursday, the lawyer to the police, Mr Simon Lough, in response claimed that he was not aware of the order to show cause as he only received the motion on notice on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, and therefore needed five days to respond.
He argued that although Senator Melaye was in police custody, he as the counsel lacked the power to fast track his investigation which is currently on-going preparatory to charging him to court.
Justice Halilu, however, insisted that the police was put on notice to come and show cause why the detained Senator should not be released on bail.