Court orders police to release Dino Melaye to National Hospital Abuja

A Kogi State High Court sitting in Lokoja has given an interim order for Senator Dino Melaye, to be moved to the National Hospital Abuja, for further treatment.

Justice Nasir Ajanah, gave the order on Friday after the senator’s lawyer, Mike Ezekhome (SAN) sought for his bail.

At a Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja on Wednesday, the embattled Senator, appearing on a stretcher, was charged with causing damage to government property, attempted suicide and escape from lawful custody. He was granted bail to the tune of N90 million but was immediately re-arrested and ferried to Lokoja where he was arraigned at a Magistrate court in the city.

The senator who tepresents Kogi West in tbe National Assembly still appeared on stretcher and charged with supplying illegal arms to two suspects,to commit various crimes in the state.

His lawyer argued by virtue of Section 97 of the Penal Code, the offence is bailable. But Chief Magistrate Suleiman Abdulahi denied the bail application and ruled that Melaye would remain in police custody for the next 39 days.

The case was then adjourned until June 11, 2018.



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