Court orders Dino Melaye Out Of Prison

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Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has revealed that only N100 million was spent on the failed attempt to recall Senator Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi West).

The judge however said he couldn't grant the bail application now because the respondent has to be served.

The court ordered his remand for 38 days at the Police Medical Centre in Lkoja.

Moving the motions, Ozekhome prayed the court for a speedy trial of the matter, saying the critical health condition of the senator demanded that he should be transfered to the National Hospital, Abuja for proper medical care, before the next adjoined date.

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"The police will have no alternative but to return Mr Melaye to the National Hospital Abuja, especially since hospitals in Kogi State are all on strike".

He, however, conceded that it was only a fit person that could stand trial, saying, "in fact, that is why it is called "standing trial".

He was consequently remanded in Police custody till June 11.

"I hereby order that the third defendant be kept at the National Hospital, Abuja under the custody and close watch and supervision of the complainant, the Inspector General of Police".

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The order was given by the Kogi State Chief Judge, Nasir Ajanah, who also said that hearing for his bail conditions will be heard on Monday, next week.

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana has criticised the police force for arraigning Senator Dino Melaye in court on a stretcher.

He was brought to the court on a six-count charge that bordered on illegal possession of fi rearms, criminal conspiracy and illegal transfer of fi rearms.

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