Arraingnment of Dino Melaye on stretcher unacceptable - Falana

Melaye's lawyer explains why he is in police custody

"A recall exercise is just like conducting a Senatorial election, adding that Kogi-West which Melaye represents, has 552 polling units and seven local governments". Dino Melaye at the National Hospital, Abuja under the custody and supervision of the police.

Two separate applications filed by Melaye's lead counsel, Mike Ozrkhome SAN, prayed the court to set aside lower court ruling and grant bail to his client or give an order for his client to be moved to the National Hospital, Abuja for adequate treatment.

Nigerian Senator Dino Melaye was remanded into police custody until June 11, 2018, after losing his appeal for bail, along with two others (Daily Post Nigeria).

The judge said the decision would enable Melaye have access to medical attention he deserves as the Police Clinic in Lokoja where he is being detained does not have facilities for such medical attention.

The prosecution, led by Theophilus Oteme, the officer in charge of the legal unit, Kogi State Police Command, in its motion, sought that the lower court's ruling should be varied and that the defendant should be remanded in prison custody as originally sought.

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A drama however ensued when the counsel to the police, I.

This comes barely 24 hours after Senator Melaye appeared before a Senior Magistrates Court in Kogi state, on a stretcher.

He therefore adjourned the case to Monday to hear the application for bail.

They were charged with criminal conspiracy, illegal possession of firearms and illegal gun dealing contrary to various sections of the appropriate laws.

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