Photo: Dino Melaye arrives Lokoja in an ambulance, set to be arraigned

Senator Dino Melaye has arrived Lokoja, Kogi state in an ambulance and is set to appear before a Lokoja Magistrate Court this morning for allegedly conspiring with others to break jail.

Melaye arrived in an ambulance around 7:00am today and was driven straight to the police A Division.

Photo Dino Melaye arrives Lokoja in an ambulance, set to be arraigned lailasnews 1

Dino Melaye, at the Wuse Zone 2 Chief Magistrate’s Court in Abuja yesterday was granted a bail of N90 million.

Mr Melaye was arraigned by the police yesterday on allegations that he escaped lawful custody. He was granted a bail for N90 million.

But the senator was immediately rearrested by the police and taken to Force Headquarters in Abuja, according to his aides who informed newsmen about the development

Mr Melaye was at the hospital between last week Tuesday when he reportedly jumped out of a moving police vehicle until Wednesday afternoon when he was quietly arraigned by the police.

The senator was trying to escape being taken to Lokoja to face criminal trial. Some of his aides told newsmen that the Senator has been brought to Lokoja despite his fragile health.

The Nigeria police had confirmed Dino Melaye’s rearrest yesterday, saying he was arraigned at the Magistrate Court today for alleged criminal conspiracy, causing damage to government property, attempted suicide and escape from lawful custody.

In a statement signed by the Force Public Relations officer, Jimoh Moshood, the force confirmed Dino Melaye would still be taken to Kogi state for trial.

Mr Moshood in his statement said:

“It will be recalled that, on the 24th April, 2018, at about 1200Hrs, Senator Dino Melaye while in lawful custody of the Nigeria Police Force and being taken for arraignment for Conspiracy and Unlawful Possession of Prohibited Firearms in Court in Lokoja, from Abuja, escaped from lawful custody when hoodlums and miscreants in Two (2) Toyota Hilux Vehicles blocked the Police vehicle conveying Senator Dino Melaye around Area 1 Round About, Abuja and in the process the Senator broke the side glass of the vehicle and jumped out of the Police bus through the window and was rescued from the Police men by hoodlums and miscreants to an unknown destination before he was rearrested at Zankli Hospital in Abuja later in the day on same date.

This case was investigated and that is why the senator was arraigned in court today.

“Meanwhile, the police investigation team re-arrested Senator Dino Melaye today, 2nd May, 2018 after his arraignment at Chief Magistrate Court, Wuse for the pending offences of Criminal Conspiracy and Unlawful Possession of Prohibited Firearms already filed in a court of competent jurisdiction in Lokoja for which he will be arraigned without further delay,” the statement said.


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