Embattled Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) was yesterday arraigned before a Magistrate’s Court in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, for allegedly jumping out of a police vehicle.
He was accused, in a First Information Report (FIR), of destroying the side glass of a police vehicle and attempting to kill himself and jumping out of the vehicle.
He was also said to have resisted arrest.
The FIR reads: “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. Read more