Dino Melaye stretchered to court in Kogi by police


A senior magistrate court 2 in Lokoja, Kogi state has ordered embattled Senator Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi West to be remanded in Lokoja prison till June 11th, 2018.

In order to face the pending criminal case in Kogi, Dino Melaye was re-arrested on Wednesday after his arraignment in court and perfecting his bail conditions.

Decrying the act, Dogara, at a plenary of the House, said the security agency would be held responsible should anything terrible happen to the federal lawmaker.

The arrival of the senator in court attracted the attention of workers and others who came for transactions.

"So my admonition to the security agencies is to do everything possible to ensure that his life is secure first before prosecution".

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He said: "I have not seen in any country where someone is arraigned in court on stretchers when he or she is not fit to plead guilty or not guilty".

The controversial senator who was wheeled into the court room in a stretcher was implicated by some eight hoodlums now in police custody for supplying them with weapons.

Hours later, the Senator resurfaced at the Zankli Medical Center, Abuja, in an ambulance, apparently unconscious, before he was rearrested and moved to the National Hospital.

He was arraigned on charges bordering on his alleged escape from a police vehicle in Abuja on April 24, 2018.

The lawmaker was brought to court in a police ambulance at about 9:17 am and was immensely stretchered into the court by policemen.