Senator Dino Melaye Gets Bail

Senator Dino Melaye was on Wednesday
arraigned before the Abuja High Court
sitting in Apo by the police and was
granted bail in the sum of N5 million.
The lawmaker was arraigned on a six count
charge of attempted suicide, escape from
custody and damage of police property.
The prosecution counsel, Mr. Alex Izinyonu,
said Melaye escaped from police custody on
April 24, 2018, after he broke the glass on
the second window of a bus belonging to
the Police, using his left elbow.
The lawmaker was said to have jumped
into a waiting vehicle, an action which the
police say amounted to an offence
punishable under section 327 of the Penal
Code Law.
He explained that the defendant while
being conveyed in a police vehicle to Lokoja,
forced his way out of the bus and escaped.
Melaye, who represents Kogi West
senatorial zone, denied committing the
offences.
The trial judge, Justice Silvanus Oriji granted
him bail in the sum of N5 million.
Oriji also ordered Melaye to produce two
sureties in like sum, as part of the bail
condition.
The judge also ordered that the sureties
must be directors in the civil service, who
are resident in the FCT, and depose to
affidavits of means.
Senator Melaye is among the All
Progressives Congress (APC) Senators that
recently defected to the opposition Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP).

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