Melaye was ordered remanded in prison by a Magistrate Court in Lokoja, Kogi State
The representative of Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, has been remanded in prison till June 11, 2018.
Melaye was ordered remanded in prison by a Magistrate Court in Lokoja, Kogi State.
This followed his arraignment on charges of gun running, conspiracy and aiding of jail break by the police.
He had earlier been driven to Lokoja from Abuja on Thursday by the police in an ambulance.
The Police who re-arrested Senator Dino Melaye at the premises of a Magistrate Court in Abuja on Tuesday, whisked him to Kogi state, where he was arraigned in Lokoja today.
Dino during his arraignment yesterday in court
The embattled Senator Dino Melaye arrived in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, where he was arraigned by the Nigeria Police.
The Kogi State influential politician reported arrived in an Ambulance around 7:00am today and was driven straight to the police A Division.
The outspoken lawmaker was on Wednesday, granted bail in the sum of N90million by the court in Abuja, having met the bail condition but was re-arrested by the police shortly after his release.
The statement which was signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood explained that Melaye would be arraigned without further delay.
The statement had read, “The Police investigation team re-arrested Senator Dino Melaye today, 2nd May 2018 after his arraignment at Chief Magistrate Court, Wuse for the pending offences of Criminal Conspiracy and Unlawful Possession of Prohibited Firearms already filed in a Court of competent jurisdiction in Lokoja for which he will be arraigned without further delay.”
The police subsequently accused him of making an attempt to commit suicide by jumping out of the vehicle conveying him and falling on the ground, with a threat to implicate the police for his supposed death.
He was also said to have resisted a further attempt by the police to re-arrest him with the help of some persons who allegedly threatened to injure the police officers if they tried to arrest him.