The High Court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi state, has ordered that Dino Melaye representing Kogi west senatorial district in the National Assembly be moved to the National Hospital Abuja for further treatment.
Channels TV reports that Justice Nasir Ajanah gave the order on Friday, May 4, after the senator’s counsel, Mike Ezekhome (SAN) sought for his bail.
The court ruling came shortly after Melaye appeared before a senior magistrates court in Kogi state on a stretcher.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the spokesperson for Senator Dino Melaye, Gideon Ayodele, disclosed that his principal is currently at the police medical center in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital. This is following the decision of a magistrates’ court to remand the lawmaker in police custody for six weeks.
Ayodele said that Melaye’s lawyers would file fundamental rights enforcement at the Federal High Court, Lokoja, on Friday, May 4, challenging the court ruling, Punch reports. The lawmaker’s spokesperson said the lawyers believed the decision to remand Melaye in police custody was flawed. Ayodele noted that the team would spare no effort in ensuring that Melaye did not spend six weeks.