Court grants Dino Melaye N5m bail

A FCT High Court, sitting in the Apo area of Abuja has granted Senator Dino Melaye N5million bail bordering on attempted suicide.

The Senator who is representing Kogi West Senatorial Zone, was arraigned on a six-count charge also in an attempt to escape from custody and damage police property, He denied committing the offences. After taking his plea on Tuesday, his counsel asked the court to admit him to bail on terms earlier decided by the court when he was brought in last year.

In his ruling Justice Silvanus Oriji, said that he is aware that the court had granted bail to the defendant when he was arraigned before the vacation of the court on July 25, 2018 and also agreed that the bail conditions included the sum of N5 million and two sureties in like sum stands.

He added that the sureties must be directors in the civil service, reside in the FCT, and depose to affidavits of means.

The trial has been adjourned to April 5, 2019 for hearing.

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