Senator Dino Melaye
Senator Dino Melaye

The Kogi State High Court sitting in Lokoja, has granted the lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye bail in the sum of 10 million naira.

The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Nasir Ajanah, who ruled on the bail application filed by Melaye’s lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), on Wednesday, based it on health challenge of the embattled senator.

The Judge said the medical report of the lawmakers health condition made it imperative to grant the bail application.

Senator Melaye is being charged by the police for allegedly arming deadly criminal gang to cause violence in Kogi state.

Earlier, the police said they had arrested suspects who confirmed that Mr Melaye had provided arms and financial support to them.

The lawmaker has denied the allegations and pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against him.

He had, however, claimed that his ordeal was mainly because of his outspoken stance against the alleged impunity of the state governor.

Senator Melaye was arrested in April after the police laid siege to his house in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

He consequently landed in the hospital after he sustained injuries, as the lawmaker was said to have jumped from a moving police vehicle which was conveying him to Kogi State where he was to be arraigned in court.

On May 3, the senator was arraigned on a stretcher by the police before the Magistrate Court in Lokoja over allegations of conspiracy and aiding of jailbreak.



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