The Senator represnting Kogi West Senatorial Dustrict, Dino Melaye, on Thirsday, September 12th informed the FCT High Court in Apo, Abuja, that he was suffering from an injury and hence could not stand in the dock to continue his criminal trial.
Dino Melaye is currently facing a six count criminal charge including attempted suicide, escape from police custody, damage to police property and threat to public servants, amongst others.
The trial judge had at last sitting on May 28, 2019 adjourned the case to September 11, 18 and
October 3, 2019 for continuation of hearing and examination of witnesses by the defence counsel.
But Melaye was “assisted” to enter the court room by two of his aides who claimed he could not walk
Benson Igbanoi (who stood in for Mike Ozekhome) informed the trial court that he was injured in the
last Governorship primary election conducted in Lokoja last week Tuesday when gunmen invaded the
stadium, venue of the primary.
Justice Sylvester Orji, in his ruling, accepted the defendant’s plea and adjourned to October 3 and
10, 2019, for the defendant to open and close his case.