Police refuse to release Dino Melaye

The police have refused to release Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, despite meeting his bail conditions, According to report.

Despite meeting bail conditions, Police refuse to release Dino Melaye, set to re-arraign him on fresh charges

On Friday, a high court in Abuja granted Melaye bail on health grounds after about two weeks in detention.

Yusuf Halilu, the judge, had granted the senator bail on health grounds.

The bails conditions included presenting three sureties who reside and have properties in Abuja. The lawmaker met the conditions on Monday.

Melaye has been in custody since he surrendered to the police on January 4 after an eight-day siege was laid to his Abuja residence.

The police alleged that supporters of Melaye shot one Danjuma Saliu, a police officer in Kogi state, in July. They said Saliu has been in hospital since that time and is not responding well to treatment.

Speaking with Newsmen on Monday night, an associate of the senator who did not want to be named, said as of 7pm, Melaye was still being held in police detention.

The source said despite the order of the court that had been served on police, they are attempting to arraign him “on fresh charges” on Tuesday.

“His family has not seen him. Despite the above FCT High Court order of Friday and duly served on the Police, having met all bail conditions, the police are holding on to Dino Melaye as we speak now,” the associate said.

“Instead of obeying the court order above, they have chose to arraign him in court tomorrow on a fresh charges.”



  1. A child that vowed his mother will not sleep will himself not taste any bit of sleep
    Fools will never cease from getting into trouble

  2. What every opportunist politician should know is that no one is above the law.The senator who used to speak with both sides of his mouth is now under restrictions and I hope others who feel that they are above the law should take note.Building strong institutions will span through our life time while strong people will not live for ever.

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