Court orders Melaye to be moved to Abuja for treatment

A High Court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi state, has ordered that Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi-west senatorial district in the National Assembly be moved to the National Hospital, Abuja for further treatment.

Justice Nasir Ajanah gave the order on Friday, after the Senator’s counsel, Mike Ezekhome (SAN), sought for his bail following an order of a Magistrates’ Court for the lawmaker to be remanded in Police custody till June 11.

Spokesperson for the lawmaker, Gideon Ayodele, had earlier disclosed that his principal was on admission at the Police Medical Centre in Lokoja, even as his legal team filing for his fundamental rights enforcement at the Federal High Court, Lokoja, challenging the court ruling.

The lawmaker’s spokesperson said the lawyers believed the decision to remand Melaye in Police custody was flawed, noting that the team would spare no effort in ensuring that Melaye did not spend six weeks in custody.

The Police had arraigned Melaye before a Senior Magistrate, Sulyman Abdullah, on Thursday, on seven-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearms.

He was conveyed to Kogi state in an ambulance by the Police authorities.

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