Melaye’s Bail Application for Thursday


The Kogi State High Court sitting in Lokoja Monday adjourned Senator Dino Melaye’s bail application for further hearing on Thursday.

Melaye is standing trial on a seven-count charge bordering on illegal possession of firearm, among other charges before the court.

The trial judge, who is also the Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Nasir Ajanah gave the ruling at the resumed hearing of the motions in Lokoja.

He said the adjournment was to enable the defence file its affidavit on the bail application.

Ajanah said the adjournment would also enable him to study the counter motions to be able to adjudicate on the matter judiciously.

The prosecution led by Dr. Alex Izinyon (SAN) urged the court not to grant the application, arguing that the Senator would jump bail if his application was granted as he had once escaped lawful custody. Izinyon said that the Senator while in police custody as he was being taken from Abuja to Lokoja for arraignment, jumped out of police bus and escaped.

He argued that th