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UPDATE: Court grants Dino Melaye bail


A Wuse Zone 2 Chief Magistrate’s Court in Abuja on Wednesday granted a bail of N90 million to Nigerian senator, Dino Melaye.

Mr Melaye was arraigned by the police on allegations that he escaped lawful custody.

In a ruling, presiding magistrate, Magistrate Mabel Bello granted him a bail for N90 miliion, a surety who must be a civil servant on  grade level 14, and must show evidence of his residence in FCT.
The court also ordered Senator Melaye to deposit his international passport with the FCT Commissioner of Police and that he shall report himself at Wuse Zone 2 police station every first working day of the week.

But the senator was immediately rearrested by the police and taken to Force Headquarters in Abuja, according to his aides.

Mr Melaye was at the hospital between last week Tuesday when he reportedly jumped out of a moving police vehicle until Wednesday afternoon when he was quietly arraigned by the police.

The senator was trying to escape being taken to Lokoja to face criminal trial.

The court later adjourned the case to June 6 for proper trial.


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