It was recalled that on 24th of April 2018,Senator Melaye representing Kogi West was arrested for conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms.
He was conveyed in a police hilux to a station to answer some petitions against him and the next thing Senator Melaye could do was to jump out of the moving police vehicle conveying him.
Yes,it could be that unbelievable right? But that was what an honorable Senator representing Kogi state Nigeria could do under arrest.
Few days later,Senator Melaye was granted bail of 90 million naira since his deed was not a capital offence. But again,he Senator Melaye has been arrested despite the bail granted to him.
Below is the reason for his rearrest according to First Information Reports (FIR):
“On the 24th of April 2018, about 1330hrs at Area One roundabout Abuja, within the jurisdiction of the court, you Senator Dino Melaye of the Federal Republic of Nigeria while being conveyed in a Police White Hilux Bus with Registration number NPF 3354 D to Lokoja, Kogi State, to be arraigned in court for conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms in charge Number CMCL/14SC/2018 filed at the Chief Magistrate Court Lokoja, you Senator Dino Melaye intentionally broke the side windscreen of the bus and jumped out of the bus after it was blocked by a Hilux Vehicle with registration number Kaduna MKA 603 GY occupied by your younger brother Samuel Melaye and one Barrister Amefula David Emeka and driven by yet to be identified person who escaped from the scene after the blockade.
“You Senator Dino Melaye after breaking the side windscreen attempted to kill yourself by jumping out of the bus and fell on the ground and thereafter started shouting that you want to kill yourself and implicate the police for your death.
“That police officers, who were escorting you in the bus tried to re-arrest you back to the bus, but you resisted further arrest with the help of your brother Samuel Melaye and some lawyers in your company and further threatened to injure the police officers if they try to further arrest you and you finally escaped from the scene in another Hilux vehicle.”
Senator Melaye pleaded not guilty of the charges above against him but I think it is especially more on the area of the impression that he attempted to kill himself,being the reason he jumped out of police moving vehicle.
His Defense lawyer,Nkem Okoro pleaded with all his might that his client Senator Melaye be granted bail but to no avail.
The case was adjoined on 6th of June,2018 for further trial!!!