Melaye's Arraignment In A Stretcher Unacceptable, Says Falana

Isaac Cain
May 4, 2018

Sen. Melaye was ordered to be remanded in prison by a Magistrate Court in Lokoja, Kogi State.

"The police will have no alternative but to return Mr Melaye to the National Hospital Abuja, especially since hospitals in Kogi State are all on strike".

Melaye was declared wanted following his refusal to appear before the police to answer to accusations by some arrested suspects, who alleged that the senator supplied them with arms and ammunition.

"If anything happens to him, (Dino) the responsibility will be on the security agency".

The arrival of the senator in court attracted the attention of workers and others who came for transactions.

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"If any law has been breached, the Police must ensure that his life is secured first". The operatives seized his global passport to prevent him from leaving the country.

NAIJ.com notes that following his arraignment at a Kogi court on Thursday, May 3, the senator would spend 39 days in custody.

Dogara however, frowned on the decision of the police to arraign Melaye in court while on a stretcher.

Dino was said to have been brought to the court on a stretcher by the police.

NAN reports that the Police in a statement, revealed that Melaye was arraigned in court and charged with Criminal conspiracy, causing damage to Government property, attempted suicide and escape from lawful custody. The presiding judge, Olasumbo Goodluck, adjourned till May 16 and May 17 for the commencement of trial.

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