Sen. Melaye did not leap out of a car- Witness informs court


A Prosecution witness informed an FCT High Court that Sen. Dino Melaye did not leap out of a moving car on April 24,2018

A cops chauffeur with the Inspector-General of Authorities Unique Tactical Team, Inspector Abana Mallum, while affirming, stated:” anybody who stated Melaye leapt out through the window, is a phony.”.

Melaye, who represents Kogi West senatorial district in the National Assembly, is charged prior to Justice Sylvanus Oriji, being in Apo,, by the cops with 6 counts verging on tried suicide, effort to leave from custody and damage of cops residential or commercial property.

He was stated to have actually dedicated the supposed offense on April 24, 2018 while being communicated by the cops to Lokoja, Kogi.

The cops declared that Melaye rested on the ground, holding a compound in one hand, threatening to consume it to eliminate himself and link policemans.

He was even more declared to have actually broken the windscreen of the car in which he was being communicated to Lokoja with his elbow and triggered damage to cops residential or commercial property.

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The offense, the prosecution stated contravened the arrangements of areas 148,153,173,231, 326 and 327 of the Penal Code.

The witness, made this understood while being cross analyzed by counsel for Melaye, Benson Igbanoi, who held the short of Dr Mike Ozekhome, SAN.

He mentioned that the cops group communicating Melaye to Lokoja removed from the Abattoir workplace of the IGP team and was obstructed at the Location 1 roundabout in Abuja by a Hilux van.

Mallum, who affirmed as the 2nd prosecution witness (PW2), notified the court that the bus he was driving was obstructed by an unidentified van that somebody in the bus powerfully unlocked.

He stated Melaye was seated in the 2nd row on the left side of the car.

He stated that there were 6 other cops, consisting of the group leader, ASP Sunday Ibrahim.

The witness informed the court that he did not see the senator holding a weapon at the scene of interception by the Hilux van.

Mallum, nevertheless informed the court that Melaye held something in his hand however he might not recognize what it was.

” I do not understand where he got the important things from,” he stated.

The cops inspector even more notified the court that the cops group chased after the Hilux van overtook it at the Yar’ Adua Centre.

” We overtook them near Yar’ Adua Centre.

” A few of them faced the bush behind the National Mosque. Just one individual was ultimately detained there.

” I do not understand the name of that individual. I do not understand if that individual was credited court for any offense. I do not understand the number of of them got away; I just understand one was detained.

” Anybody who states 3 individual were detained, that individual is informing lie,” Mallum informed the court.

On The Other Hand, Justice Oriji has actually adjourned till May 28, for extension of hearing.



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