BREAKING: Dino Melaye remanded in Lokoja prison custody as court adjourns case to June 11

Dino Melaye being stretchered out of the ambulance in Lokoja

The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has been denied bail by a Lokoja Magistrate court in the Kogi State capital.

Melaye who was conveyed in an ambulance by the police authorities this morning from Abuja to Lokoja was arraigned for an alleged criminal conspiracy, causing damage to government property, attempted suicide and escape from lawful custody.

However, the case was adjourned to June 11 and Melaye would be remanded in Prison custody till then.

Melaye’s arraignment in court today according to the police was subsequent to his discharge from the National Hospital after he was confirmed fit for trial.

The Senator landed in the National Hospital after jumping out of a moving police vehicle on Tuesday, April 24.

The police vehicle was conveying him to Lokoja, Kogi State where he is expected to be interrogated by the police in connection with the allegation that he armed some thugs and in relation to other criminal activities.

The police subsequently accused him of making an attempt to commit suicide by jumping out of the vehicle conveying him and falling on the ground, with a threat to implicate the police for his supposed death.

He was also said to have resisted a further attempt by the police to re-arrest him with the help of some persons who allegedly threatened to injure the police officers if they tried to arrest him.

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