May 26, 2018

Alleged frame-up: Dino Melaye arraigned, granted N100,000 bail (Punch)

Alleged frame-up: Dino Melaye arraigned, granted N100,000 bail (Punch)

The Federal Government on Thursday arraigned the Kogi West Senator Dino Melaye before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja on two counts of giving false information about an assassination attempt on his life to the Police in April 2017.

Melaye was accused of falsely incriminating the Chief of Staff to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Mr. Edward Onoja David, in the said assassination attempt.

The offences were said to be punishable under sections 140 and 393 of the Peal Code Law, Cap. 89, Laws of Northern Nigeria, 1963. He pleaded not guilty to the two counts filed against him by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation on January 31, 2018. Read more

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