Dino Melaye ordered remanded in National Hospital

Melaye's lawyer explains why he is in police custody

Melaye's lawyer explains why he is in police custody

The trial judge Magistrate, Suleiman Abdullahi, while ruling, said the court had listened carefully to the submissions of both counsels and concluded that the case was not bailable.

He said: "A recall exercise is just like conducting a Senatorial election". Dino Melaye at the National Hospital, Abuja under the custody and supervision of the police.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two separate motions urged the court to vary the May 3, Lokoja Senior Magistrate Court's ruling, which ordred the remand of the embattled senator in police custody.

The other motion filed by the defence, led by Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), applied for the granting of bail to the senator and urged the court to order that he (Melaye) should be remanded at the National Hospital, Abuja because of his health challenges.

The Chief justice of Kogi State, Justice Nadir Ajanah, who presided over the proceedings on Friday, said that in view of the critical health conditions as espoused by the counsel to the applicant, he should be moved to the National Hospital, Abuja, for proper medical attention.

He was consequently remanded in Police custody till June 11.

A drama however ensued when the counsel to the police, I.

Melaye was brought to court on Thursday after being arraigned (or charges formally presented to him) for charges including: alleged gunrunning (Sahara Reporters), illegal possession, and transfer of firearms, criminal conspiracy (The Guardian Nigeria), damage to government property, attempted suicide and escape from lawful custody (Daily Post Nigeria).

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. He has a degree in Electronic & Computer Engineering.

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