Published On: Wed, May 2nd, 2018

Police Re-arrest Dino Melaye, Arraign Him For Attempted Suicide In Abuja, Set To Take Him To Lokoja

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By Nuel Suji – The Police on Wednesday say it has re-arrested controversial Kogi senator, Dino Melaye, after his arraignment at Chief Magistrate Court, Wuse for the pending offences of criminal conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms.

The re-arrest was carried out by police investigation team in respect of the charges which was already filed in a Court in Lokoja for which, according to police, he would be arraigned without further delay.

A statement by Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, issued in Abuja, also said Mr. Melaye was “arraigned in court by the Police today, 2nd May, 2018 at Chief Magistrate Court, Wuse, Abuja for Criminal conspiracy, causing damage to Government property, attempted suicide and escape from lawful custody.

“His arraignment in Court today was subsequent to his discharge from the National Hospital after he was confirmed fit for trial,” the Police stated.

It would be recalled that, on the 24th April, 2018, at about 1200Hrs, Sen. Dino Melaye while in lawful custody of the Nigeria Police Force and being taken for arraignment for Conspiracy and Unlawful Possession of Prohibited Firearms in Court in Lokoja, from Abuja, escaped from lawful custody when hoodlums and miscreants in Two (2) Toyota Hilux Vehicles blocked the Police vehicle conveying Senator Dino Melaye around Area 1 Round About, Abuja and in the process the Senator broke the side glass of the vehicle and jumped out of the Police bus through the window and was rescued from the Police men by hoodlums and miscreants to an unknown destination before he was rearrested at Zankli Hospital in Abuja later in the day on same date.

“This case was investigated and that is why the Senator was arraigned in court today,” the statement added.


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