Journalism of Courage

Dino Melaye to remain behind bars during appeal as judge denies bail request

Chief Magistrate Suleiman Abdulahi has ruled Thursday that the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Mr. Dino Melaye, should remain behind bars for the next 39 days.

The lawmaker was brought to court in a police ambulance around 9:17 am.

As the case commenced, the prosecution, Alex Isihon, stated that the court did not have the jurisdiction to entertain the case.

Mike Ozekhome, in his submission argued that the court had the powers by virtue of the Constitution to try the case. He quoted Section 60 of the Penal Code which stated that the offence of conspiracy is bailable according to the Kogi State Administration of Criminal Justice.

The case was adjourned until June 28, 2018.


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