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Assassination Attempts On Melaye: Court Issues Bench Warrant Against Accused

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Senator Dino Melaye (File Photo)

A Kogi High Court, has issued a bench warrant against one Ade Obege, and four others for alleged assassination attempt on the Senator Representing Kogi West, Sen. Dino Melaye on April, 2017.

Justice Fola Ajayi, issued the bench warrant following  Obege’s absence at the trial without a concrete reason and also ordered that the sureties of the suspect were also summoned.

The prosecuting counsel, Lough Simon, was also absence from the presiding.

Samuel Ikutanwa, who held the brief of Simon, told the court that the prosecutor could not attend the sitting because of the death of his father.

Mr Ayo Jonathan, Obege’s Counsel said that his client was last seen on March 22, when he came to court for his trial.

Ayo said he had concluded that his client is missing since the wife of the accused said she last saw him on the 22nd of march.

Reacting to the submission of the counsel, Ikutanwa prayed the court to issue a bench warrant against the second accused since there was no cogent reason for not being in court.

Justice Ajayi in his ruling issued a bench warrant against Obege and his sureties insisting that the suit could not go on due to the absence of the second accused and the prosecutor.

Naija News recalls that the administrator of Ijumu Local Government Council, Alhaji Taofiq Isa and four others were arraigned before Justice Aromeh Akogu for alleged attempt to assassinate Melaye in April 2017.

Unidentified  gunmen  allegedly attacked  the lawmaker’s residence in Ayetoro-Gbede, Ijumu Local Government,  fired several shots into the compound  and destroyed property.  No life was lost in the attack. (NAN)

 

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