Dino Melaye arrives Court on a Stretcher,granted N90m bail

Senator Dino Melaye who jumped out of a police vehicle, a move which saw him admitted to the hospital, arived the Magistrates Court in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, on a stretcher.

Melaye was arraigned on charges over his attempted escape from the police.


Police, in the First Information Report that was read before Magistrate Segun-Bello, alleged that on April 24, about 1330hrs at Area One round-about Abuja, “You Senator Dino Melaye of the Federal Republic of Nigeria while being conveyed in a Police White Hilux Bus with Registration number NPF 3354 D to Lokoja Kogi State to be arraigned in Court for Conspiracy and Unlawful Possession of Prohibited Firearms in Charge Number CMCL/14SC/2018 filed at the Chief Magistrate Court Lokoja, you Senator Dino Melaye intentionally broke the side windscreen of the Bus and jumped out of the bus after it was blocked by a Hilux Vehicle with registration number Kaduna MKA 603 GY occupied by your younger brother Samuel Melaye and one Barrister Amefula David Emeka and driven by yet to be unidentified person who escaped from the scene after the blockade.

“You Senator Dino Melaye after breaking the side windscreen attempted to kill yourself by jumping out of the bus and fell on the ground and thereafter started shouting that you want to kill yourself and implicate the Police for your death.

“That Police Officers who were escorting you in the bus tried to re-arrest you and bring you back to the bus but you resisted further arrest with the help of your brother Samuel Melaye and some lawyers in your company and further threatened to injure the Police officers if they try to further arrest you and you finally escaped from the scene in another Hilux vehicle”.

It maintained that the lawmaker committed an offence punishable under Sections 148, 153, 172, 173, 231 and 326 of the Penal Code Act.

His Lawyer Nkem Okoro said police, rearrested Melaye following the granting of the bail by Mabel Segun-Bello, the magistrate presiding over the court, granted him bail to the sum of N90 million.

Melaye lawyer said, He met his bail conditions but the police decided to re-arrest him on the excuse that they were taking him to Lokoja tomorrow morning.

The court has fixed June 6 to commence hearing on the case.


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