Justice Nasiru Ajanah of the Kogi State High Court sitting in Lokoja has granted bail to embattled Senator Dino Melaye, in the sum of N10million. The judge granted Melaye bail in his ruling on the application today May 16th based on the lawmaker’s health challenge. He said the medical report of the lawmaker presented to him is a merit factor to grant the bail application.
Asides the N10m, Melaye is expected to provide a surety in like sum and also the surety must tender his/her international passport to the court.
Melaye is being charged by the police for allegedly arming deadly criminal gangs and convening a political rally that ended with the death of at least one attendee.
In a related development, a Kogi State High Court yesterday struck out the charges filed against five persons who were accused of an assassination attempt on the life of the embattled senator last year.
Melaye had approached the court with allegations that the five persons including the Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, Taofiq Isa, had attempted to take his life. The judge yesterday struck out the case on the grounds that the prosecutors have so far shown great unwillingness and unpreparedness to present their witnesses despite four adjournment .