Melaye Arraigned, Released on Bail by Court, Rearrested by Police

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Many erupted in laughter at a high court in Abuja on Thursday when Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, displayed a bottle of coke, tissue paper, toothbrush and toothpaste to journalists after he was arraigned.

The federal government arraigned Melaye on a two-count charge.

The senator was accused of deliberately giving false information to the police to frame Edward David, chief of staff of Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, for an attempted murder on his life.

Melaye was also accused of making a false statement of facts in a phone conversation with Mohammed Abubakar, son of the late Abubakar Audu, former governor of Kogi, with the intention of harming the reputation of Bello’s chief of staff.

Melaye was granted bail in the sum of N100,000 by Olasumbo Goodluck, the judge handling the matter.

But speaking with journalists after the bail, Melaye said he came prepared in case he was not granted bail.

“I came prepared… just in case the judge didn’t grant me bail, I am ready to go to prison,” Melaye said.

His trial will commence on May 16.

In a comical twist, Melaye got his dream fulfilled as the Police later arrested him and put him in custody immediately he left the court halls.

The police say they arrested Dino Melaye, after he was granted bail in court as a result of pending charges against him. Melaye was arrested on Wednesday after he was granted bail in a magistrate court in Abuja where he was charged with attempted suicide, and criminal conspiracy.

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Court Jails Security Guard For Negligent Conduct

Corruption, Crime

A Kado Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, sentenced a security guard, Shegun Adegbola, to one-month imprisonment for negligent conduct. Adegbola, who resides at Orozo Abuja, was convicted on one-count charge of negligent public conduct.

A Kado Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, sentenced a security guard, Shegun Adegbola, to one-month imprisonment for negligent conduct. Adegbola, who resides at Orozo Abuja, was convicted on one-count charge of negligent public conduct.

The judge, Alhaji Ahmed Ado, gave the judgment after he pleaded guilty of the offense and begged the court to have mercy on him.

Ado, however, gave him an option to pay N2,000 as fine. The judge held that the sentence would be a lesson for other would- be offenders. Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Zannah Dalhatu, told the court that one Adebayo Charles of Kako Security Organization Area 3 Abuja, reported the matter at the Utako Police Abuja, on April 8.

He said the accused (Adegbola) was assigned to secure Wrapper Resource Center Utako, but he abandoned his duty post and allowed unknown persons to steal two air conditioners valued N180,000. Dalhatu said that the offense contravened Section 196 of the Penal Code.