Kogi Court Denies Melaye Bail, To Remain In Police Custody For 39 Days Despite Being On A Stretcher
The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has been denied bail in the case of an alleged conspiracy and aiding of jailbreak.
The Senator who arrived in Lokoja, Kogi State this morning appeared before the Magistrate court on a stretcher amidst heavy security.
As the case commenced, the prosecution council Alex Isihon, stated that the court did not have the jurisdiction to entertain the case.
But counsel to Senator Melaye, Mike Ozekhome in his submission argued that the court had the power by virtue of the Constitution to try the case.
However, after a short recess, Chief Magistrate Suleiman Abdulahi denied the bail application and ruled that Melaye would remain in custody for the next 39 days.
The case was then adjourned until June 11, 2018.