Tuesday, October 22, 2019
News Dino Melaye's absence stalls trial

Dino Melaye's absence stalls trial


- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye was on Monday, January 14, 2019, absent from the Federal High Court in Maitama, where he is being tried for allegedly giving false information to the Nigerian police about an assassination attempt on his life in April 2017.
Melaye had accused Edward Onoja, the chief of staff to Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello of sending assassins to eliminate him.
Read: Rochas Okorocha, 6 others to face APC disciplinary committee
When the case was called, police counsel, Shuaibu Labaran, informed the court that although the case was scheduled for continuation hearing, the defendant was not in court. He said Melaye’s counsel had just informed him about the circumstances surrounding his (Melaye) absence.
“My lord, the case is for continuation of hearing for the prosecution. The defendant counsel approached us this morning explaining the circumstance for which his client could not be in court,” he said.
“Craving my indulgence since we have two dates for the hearing of this case, we have no problem, we agree to the proposal and if the defence counsels us that he would be here on the same date.”
The defence counsel, Olusegun Jolaawo said “ we did inform the counsel that our client could not be able to be here because he is on remand. we went an extra mile to get a copy of the order given by Justice Halilu on the 9th of January, 2019, which ordered that the defendant is remanded in custody for the initial 14 days. we approached the prosecution counsel for an adjournment since the hearing is for two days and they obliged us”
After listening to both counsels, the presiding judge, justice Olasunmbo Goodluck adjourned the matter to January 28, 2019, for continuation of hearing.

- Advertisement -

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Adamawa Assembly approves 40 new special advisers

The Adamawa House of Assembly on Tuesday, approved 40 Special Advisers for Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri. The approval followed a request...

Orji Kalu gets judgment date after 12 year-trial

Former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu and two others on trial for the past 12 years over alleged...

Maina loses 23 properties to FG

Former chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina has temporarily lost 23 landed properties linked to...

Nigeria To Procure Additional Fighter Helicopters From Russia ― Presidency

The Presidency says Nigeria will procure weapons including fighter helicopters from Russia to enhance the nation’s ongoing fight against...

Senate President holds expanded security meeting over Abuja

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Monday held an expanded meeting over the security challenges in the...

Boko Haram technically defeated, Lai Mohammed insists

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said he stands by what he said in 2015, that...


Osinbajo, ministers to attend annual CICAN’s conference on Nigerian economy

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, will present the...

SERAP asks ICPC, EFCC to probe Senate, MDAs over ‘employment slots scandal’

  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has asked the...

Saraki, Dogara, Kwankwaso, Baraje, others form R-APC

Aggrieved members of the newPeoples Democratic Party in the...

FG Seeks India’s Support For Nigeria’s Film Industry

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you