Dino Melaye Arraigned For Alleged Frame-up, Granted N100,000 Bail
Kogi West Senator Dino Melaye has be arraigned before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja by the Federal Government for two counts of giving false information about an assassination attempt on his life to the Police in April 2017.
According to Punch, Dina Melaye is accused of wrongly incriminating the Chief of Staff of the Governor to the State Governor, Mr. Edward Onoja David, in the said Assassination attempt on his life,an offense punishable under sections 140 and 393 of the Peal Code Law, Cap. 89, Laws of Northern Nigeria, 1963.
His Lawyer, Mr. Rickey Tarfa (SAN), moved his bail application filed on February 22, 2018, after he pleaded not guilty to the two counts filed against him by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation on January 31, 2018.
Naija News understands that though the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Shuaibu Labaran, opposed the move for bail, however, the judge, Justice Olasunbo Goodluck granted the bail “based on inadmissible affidavit evidence.” she, however, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N100,000, with one surety.
Naija News gathered further, that 11 Senator 11, including Senators Ben Murray-Bruce and Shehu Sani.
Earlier, Naija News reported that senators and protesters throng court to show their solidarity for Senator Dino Melaye.