Court Orders Movement Of Dino Melaye To Abuja Hospital

By Editor on 04/05/2018

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The Kogi State High Court, Lokoja, has given an interim order that the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye be moved to the National Hospital Abuja, for further treatment.

The trial judge Justice Nasir Ajanah, gave the order on Friday after the senator’s legal counsel, Mike Ezekhome (SAN) sought for his bail.

While hearing of  the bail application was  adjourned until Monday, May 7, 2018, the judge ruled that the senator must remain under the police custody while he is being transferred to the National Hospital.

This comes barely 24 hours after Senator Melaye appeared before a Senior Magistrates Court in Kogi state, on a stretcher.

According to the Police, Melaye is being arraigned for an alleged criminal conspiracy, as two suspects had earlier this year implicated the senator as their financier and supplier of guns to commit various crimes in the state.

He is also being tried for causing damage to government property, attempted suicide and escape from lawful custody.

As the case commenced, on Thursday, the prosecution council Alex Iziyon, however, stated that the court did not have the jurisdiction to entertain the case.

But his lawyer in his submission argued that the court had the power by virtue of the Constitution to try the case.

Furthermore, he quoted Section 97 of the Penal Code which stated that the offence of conspiracy is bailable according to the Kogi State Administration of Criminal Justice..

Furthermore, he presented two medical reports from the national hospital which stated that Melaye is bedridden owing to a spinal chord injury he sustained after he jumped out of a moving police vehicle on April 24 while being conveyed to Kogi State.

After a short recess, however, Chief Magistrate Suleiman Abdulahi denied the bail application and ruled that Melaye would remain in custody for the next 39 days.

The case was then adjourned until June 11, 2018.

Posted 04/05/2018 3:26:13 PM

 

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