Nigerian senator Dino Melaye in police detention

Nichole VegaMay 06, 2018

Mahmood Yakubu, on Friday, May 4, disclosed that the commission spent only N100m on the failed attempt to recall Kogi-West lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye.

"A recall exercise is just like conducting a Senatorial election".

The prosecution, led by Theophilus Oteme Esq, OC legal of Kogi Police Command, in its motion sought that the lower court ruling be varied and the defendant be remanded in prison custody as originally sought.

Ozekhome had prayed the court for a speedy trial of the matter in his submission for bail, explaining to the Chief Judge that his client's health was critical, hence the need for him to be transferred to the National Hospital Abuja for proper medical care, before the next adjoined date.

The judge said the decision would enable Melaye have access to medical attention he deserves as the Police Clinic in Lokoja where he is being detained does not have facilities for such medical attention.

He, however, conceded that it was only a fit person that could stand trial, saying, "infact, that is why it is called, Standing Trial". Dino Melaye at the National Hospital, Abuja under the custody and supervision of the police.

"In the circumstance therefore, I hereby vary the order of the remand of the third defendant as made by the lead counsel".

Ajanah then adjourned till May 7 for continuation of hearing.

This followed the refusal to grant Dino bail Melaye on Thursday when he was arraigned before a Senior Magistrate's Court in Lokoja on a seven counts charge bordering on criminal conspiracy and illegal possession of fire arms. He is accused, among other offences, of aiding the illegal use of firearms ...

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