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11 May 2018

Why I jumped from police vehicle ― Dino Melaye

THE senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye, on Monday, said he jumped out of police vehicle conveying him to Lokoja because he was tear gas canisters were used on him twice in the vehicle.

The lawmaker in a counter affidavit filed by his counsel, Mike Ozekhome, SAN before a Lokoja High Court, said he jumped when the police also reneged on their promise of arraigning him before an FCT High court.

However, the court presided over by the Chief Judge of Kogi state, Justice Nasir Ajana, has adjourned hearing on the bail application filed by the senator till Thursday.

The judge said he had to adjourn the hearing to enable him to study the documents that were filed by parties on Monday.

Counsel to the Inspector General of Police, Alex Izinyon, SAN had in an affidavit supporting his objection to the bail application raised “new and fundamental” issues that warranted the defendants to file a “better and further” affidavit.

The prosecution in the affidavit had objected to the bail application, claiming the Melaye might jump bail if he was eventually granted.

He argued that the objection was based on the action of the senator, who attempted to escape from lawful custody when he jumped from a police vehicle conveying him to Lokoja.
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