Kogi State CJ orders remand of Melaye in National Hospital

05 May, 2018, 10:33 | Author: Misty Newman
  • Yakubu-Dogara

A Kogi State High Court, sitting in Lokoja, on Friday, ordered that the embattled senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, should be transferred to the National Hospital, Abuja.

"Even though the Senator has my sympathy it is indistinguishable that he has only been given a little dose of the humiliating treatment that is daily meted out to the flotsam and jetsam of our unjust society by the Nigeria Police Force and other law enforcement agencies in Nigeria".

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

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Dino Melaye finally arrived Lokoja, Kogi state for his appearance in court later on Thursday, May 3.

The case has now been adjourned till Monday, the of May 7th, for parties to argue for the bail condition of Senator Melaye.

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The counsel however said the commissioner of police Legal evaded to be served copies of his application on the ground that he must be served in Abuja.

According to him, his clien should be for prosecution and not persecution.

Prosecution counsel, Alex Iziyon, (SAN), represented by I.E Otome, did not object the consolidated motion. As the trial was going on, Melaye suddenly woke up from the stretcher and looked around the court, and minutes later, his doctor that led a medical team to the court, rushed to him and gave him an inhaler.

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

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