Stella Dimoko Sen Dino Melaye Gets N5m Bail For Attempted Suicide Trial


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Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Sen Dino Melaye Gets N5m Bail For Attempted Suicide Trial

senator for Kogi West District, Dino Melaye, was on Tuesday docked before an FCT High Court, Apo area of Abuja on a six-count charge bordering on attempted suicide and attempt to escape from custody.

Mr Melaye, who has just been reelected on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was also charged with damage to police property. The senator, however, denied committing the offences preferred against him

Justice Sylvanus Oriji said that he was aware that the court had granted bail to the defendant when he was arraigned before him on July 25, 2018 on the same charges.

Mr Oriji said that the earlier bail conditions, which included the sum of N5 million and two sureties in like sum, were still valid and should be sustained in the current charges.

The prosecuting counsel, Alex Izinyon (SAN), told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offences on April 24 last year.

He said the defendant, while being conveyed in a police vehicle to Lokoja, allegedly forced his way out of the vehicle and attempted to escape.

Mr Izinyon said the defendant held a substance in his hand and threatened to drink it to kill himself so that he would put the police officers in trouble.
The prosecutor also said the defendant broke the glass of the vehicle with his elbow and caused damage to police property.

The judge adjourned the case until April 5 for hearing.


  1. Broke the glass with his elbow? Dino is that how strong you have become? Nigerian police can come up with stories sometimes that the devil will marvel if he is still the father of all lies.

  2. they should leave the fada of wobe shildren alone o

  3. Enter your comment... As in Teejay see lies,he used his elbow to break the glass.How is that possible?

  4. Nah wa ooo... Suicide is never an option

  5. Anu kporo nku na eju onu. @Blessed Princess

  6. Oga Dino, please do something meaningful for your people before they get bored with your drama. congratulations

  7. Na wa for wa. Wetin concern Una sey person don tire for this World Wahala? No more beta cases forums for court? Love me some Dino.


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