Senator Dino Melaye Carried Into Court Room As He Couldn’t Walk Alone To Face Trial

September 13, 2019
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The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye on Thursday pulled another drama at the FCT High Court in Apo, Abuja, as he was seen being carried into the court by of his aides.

The aides claimed that the senator could not stand alone, due to an injury he sustained in that last PDP governorship primary election in Kogi state.

When questioned, the senator himself told the judge in the court that he could not stand in the dock to continue his criminal trial.

The senator is facing a six count criminal charges of attempted suicide, escape from police custody, damage to police property, mischief’s, and threat to public servants.

The trial judge had at last sitting on May 28, 2019 adjourned the case to September 11, 18 and October 3, 2019 for continuation of hearing and examination of witnesses by the defence counsel.

But on that very day of hearing, Melaye was “assisted” to enter the court room by two of his aides who claimed he could not walk or stand on the dock alone.

His counsel. Benson Igbanoi (who stood in for Mike Ozekhome) informed the trial court that he was injured in the last Governorship primary election conducted in Lokoja last week Tuesday when gunmen invaded the stadium, venue of the primary.

Justice Sylvester Orji, in his ruling, accepted the defendant’s plea and adjourned to October 3 and 10, 2019, for the defendant to open and close his case.

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