Court Arraigns Dino Melaye Over Attempted Suicide

Senator Dino Melaye has been summoned under the steady gaze of a FCT High Court in Apo, Abuja on a six-tally charge on attempted suicide.

Melaye was likewise accused of the offenses of endeavor to escape from legitimate authority and harm of police property.

Prosecuting counsel, Alex Izinyon (SAN) told the court that Melaye on April 2 while being passed on in a police vehicle to Lokoja, constrained out of the vehicle from where he coordinated his escape.

Izinyon said subsequent to compelling out of the vehicle, Melaye sat on the ground, holding a substance in one hand undermining to drink it to slaughter himself, so he could ensnare the cops with him. He said Melaye broke the side windscreen of the vehicle with his elbow and made harm police property.

He said the offenses contradicted arrangements of Sections 148, 153, 173, 231, 326 and 327 of the Penal Code.

Melaye anyway argued not blameworthy to the charge, when perused to him. Upon this, his insight, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) requested that the court permit the safeguard conceded to the respondent at the Magistrate Court Wuse on similar charges to proceed. In any case, the indictment contradicted the application, including that safeguard was at the circumspection of the court.

The preliminary judge, Justice Silvanus Oriji conceded him safeguard in the whole of N5 million with two sureties in like aggregate. He likewise requested that the sureties must be executives in the common administration, living in the FCT, and must dismiss to affirmations of means.Justice Oriji additionally said the case would be relegated to another judge by the Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello after the judges' yearly get-away.

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