The senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, today ( September 12th. 2019) informed the FCT High Court in Apo, Abuja, that he was injured and could not stand in the dock to continue his criminal trial.
Melaye is facing prosecution for attempted suicide, escape from police custody, damage to police property, mischief’s, and threat to public servants.
The court adjourned the case to September 11, 18 and October 3, 2019 for continuation of hearing and examination of witnesses by the defence counsel after the last siting on May 28, 2019.
The Kogi West Senator walked into the court room supported by two of his aides claiming that he was unable to walk alone.
Defense counsel Benson Igbanoi (who stood in for Mike Ozekhome) also told the court that Melaye sustained injuries during the PDP governorship primaries that took place in Lokoja on the previous week, Tuesday when armed men disrupted the exercise which held at the stadium.
Justice Sylvester Orji, in his ruling, accepted the defendant’s plea and adjourned to October 3 and 10, 2019, for the defendant to open and close his case.