Court Grants Senator Dino Melaye Bail

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A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama, Abuja has granted bail to Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West in the Senate.

Melaye is currently being held in Department State Security Health facility in Abuja.

Ruling on an application brought by his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), Justice Yusuf Halilu granted Melaye bail on health ground.

Justice Halilu was of the view that the Senator must be healthy to stand trial.

Ozekhome said since the Senator cannot be arraigned on the stretcher or ‎on his hospital bed, he should be allowed on bail to attend to his health.

The judge asked him to produce three sureties, one of whom must be the Clerk of the National Assembly, who must undertake to produce him when he is to be arraigned in respect of a charge already filed against him.

The judge said the other two sureties must be owners of properties within the Abuja metropolis.