Dino Melaye: What Happened In Court Tuesday Over Attempted Suicide [SEE]


Senator Dino Melaye
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The police on Tuesday docked Senator Dino Melaye over allegations bordering on attempted suicide, attempt to escape from custody and damage of police property.

The Kogi West senator was arraigned before Justice Silvanus Oriji of a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Apo on a six-count charge.

Dino Melaye, however, denied committing the offences preferred against him.


Justice Sylvanus Oriji said that he was aware that the court had granted bail to the defendant when he was arraigned before him on July 25, 2018 on the same charges.

Justice Oriji also agreed that the bail conditions which included the sum of N5 million should continue and that Dino should produce two sureties in like sum stands.

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He said sureties must be directors in the civil service, who reside in the FCT, and must depose to affidavits of means.

He thereafter, adjourned the case to April 5 for hearing.

The prosecuting counsel, Dr Alex Izinyon (SAN), had told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offences on April 24.

He said the defendant, while being conveyed in a police vehicle to Lokoja, allegedly forced his way out of the vehicle and attempted to escape.

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Izinyon said that the defendant held a substance in his hand and threatened to drink it to kill himself so that he would put the police officers in trouble.

The prosecutor also said that the defendant broke the glass of the vehicle with his elbow and caused damage to police property.

He said the offences contravened the provisions of Sections 148,153,173,231, 326 and 327 of the Penal Code.

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