Breaking: Dino Melaye Arraigned Days After Electoral Victory

Just days after his victory at the election, Senator Dino Melaye, was on Tuesday, March 5, arraigned by the police at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court, Apo area of Abuja on a six-count charge, part of which was attempting to take his own life.

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Dino Melaye
Dino Melaye

In another part of the charges, Senator Melaye was accused of attempting to escape from custody. Melaye, who recently won another opportunity to represents Kogi West senatorial district, was alleged to have damaged police property.

Vanguard reports that the Melaye denied committing the offences as stated in the charges.

President Buhari with the security chiefs at the State House 
Credit: Femi Adesina Facebook Page
President Buhari with the security chiefs at the State House
Credit: Femi Adesina Facebook Page

The report quoted that Justice Sylvanus Oriji explained that he had knowledge that the court had granted bail to the defendant being Melaye during his arraignment before him on July 25, 2018, on the same charges.

Legit.ng earlier reported that President Buhari met with the security chiefs on Tuesday, February 19, just before the presidential and National Assembly elections.

The IGP, Mohammed Adamu, was at the meeting Credit: Femi Adesina Source: Facebook After the election, the security chiefs said they would not allow the elections in the country to be disrupted.

The last meeting President Buhari held with the security chiefs at the Presidential Villa lasted for over an hour. Speaking with newsmen after the meeting, the acting IGP said, following the postponement of the 2019 elections, they had resolved to further provide adequate security within the country.

He said: “Today, members of the security community and intelligence community came and briefed Mr President on the security situation in the country.

“We deliberated on the consequences and came up with the resolve to further provide adequate security within the country so that the electorate will come out and cast their votes without any fear of molestation.

“Every Nigerian is encouraged to come out on the election day and cast his or her vote without any fear of molestation. The security personnel are ready and prepared to protect everybody.

“Anybody that feels that he can come out and disrupt the process should have a rethink because that situation will not be allowed. If you plan and allow yourself to be used as touts, whatever happens to you, you will take it.”

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