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Melaye Released From Custody, Sues The Police

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Senator Dino Melaye No More In Police Custody

Embattled Kogi senator, Dino Melaye has been released from police custody and has immediately filed a suit against the Nigerian Police.

Recall that Melaye who spent over two weeks in Police detention was granted bail last week Friday by a high court in Abuja.

The granted bail to the lawmaker was on health grounds.

In his ruling, Yusuf Halilu, the judge, said Melaye should be allowed to attend to his health as he could not be arraigned on a stretcher or on his hospital bed.

Halilu ordered the senator to present three sureties who reside and have properties in Abuja, emphasizing that one of the sureties must be the clerk of the national assembly who would write provide a letter attesting that Melaye will always be available for trial.

Naija News recalls Melaye, a senator of the federal republic, representing Kogi West, was arrested by the Police on charges of culpable homicide and illegal gun possession.

Before his arrest, the senator had been holed up in his Abuja residence for up to one week as the police laid siege and vowed not to move until Melaye was arrested.

Melaye eventual surrendered to the police and had been in custody since then, but now he has been released on bail.


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