Dino Melaye on stretcher appears in court; Over 200 policemen deployed for Melaye’s arraignment


    The Nigeria Police on Wednesday arraigned Senator Dino Melaye on stretcher before a magistrate Court in Abuja, newsmen report.

    Dino was arraigned for allegedly breaking the windscreen of police vehicle conveying him to Lokoja and threatening to kill himself.

    Photos Dino Melaye on stretcher appears in court lailasnews

    He was also accused of collaborating with suspects arrested for kidnapping, illegal possession of arms and political thuggery in Kogi state.

    Dino Melaye was brought in on a stretcher by police officers in a police ambulance with registration number NPF2214D. They prevented journalists from coming closer to him.

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    Reports have it that security officers stopped vehicular and human movement in the court vicinity.

    The presiding magistrate, Mabel Segun-Bello, granted him bail in the sum of N90m. But after the court granted Dino Melaye bail, he was re-arrested by the police.

    Melaye’s lawyer, Mr. Nkem Okoro, told newsmen that Dino met the bail conditions granted by the court but the senator was re-arrested by the police on the court premises.

    “He met his bail conditions but the police decided to re-arrest him on the excuse that they were taking him to Lokoja tomorrow morning,” Okoro said.

    Dino was whisked away by a waiting ambulance that was accompanied by over 200 armed policemen in a convoy. 14 pick-up vans with an average of 10 policemen occupying each and seven 18-seater buses filled with policemen were in the convoy.

    Recall that Melaye in a statement denied his involvement in the political thuggery in Kogi state and called international bodies to assists in the investigation.

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