Kogi High Court orders transfer of Melaye to National Hospital Abuja

A Kogi State High Court sitting in Lokoja on Friday gave an interim order that Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West senatorial district at the National Assembly be transferred to the National Hospital, Abuja to continue his treatment while under the custody of the police.

The Kogi State Chief Judge, Justice Nasiru Ajanah, who presided over the court sitting gave the order when counsel to Melaye, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) approached the court seek bail for the embattled senator.

Justice Ajanah said the court will look into the bail application for the senator on Monday May 7.

Senator Melaye who was arraigned before a Lokoja Magistrate Court on Thursday on a seven-count charge of criminal conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearm, was denied bail and remanded in police custody until June 11.

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