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Senator Dino Melaye to Spend 38 Days in Police Custody as Lokoja Court Denies Bail

A Lokoja Magistrate Court has ordered that embattled Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial district be remanded in police custody for 38 days pending commencement of hearing in the case brought by the police against him and three others.

The charges the police brought against Senator Melaye bothered on criminal conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms, amongst others.

The Counsel to Senator Dino Melaye, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) argued for his bail which was opposed by the Police prosecuting Counsel, Alex Iziyon who insisted that that the offences preferred against the senator were ordinarily not bailable.

In his ruling, Chief Magistrate Suleiman Abdullahi denied the bail application and ordered that Melaye be be kept in prison custody till June 11, 2018 when hearing in the case would commence.

Senator Dino was rearrested after been granted a 90m Naira bail in Abuja and brought before the Lokoja court on a stretcher, arriving in a police ambulance.

Dino Melaye arrives Lokoja Court on a Stretcher | BellaNaija

Mr Femi Fani Kayo has expressed displeasure of such a treatment to a serving senator

 

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