CHECKMATE! Police gets sidelined as Melaye gets the upper-hand in the game, Court grants him bail based on health grounds

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama, Abuja has granted bail to  Senator Dino Melaye, who was being held in a police health facility in Abuja.

Dino Melaye’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), was granted a bail application by Justice Yusuf Halilu on health grounds.



Justice Halilu was of the view the Senator must be healthy to stand trial.

He said since the Senator cannot be arraigned on the stretcher or ‎on his hospital bed, he should be allowed on bail to attend to his health.



The judge asked him to produce three sureties, one of who must be the clerk of the National Assembly, who must undertake to produce him when he is to be arraigned in respect of a charge already filed against him.

The judge said the other two sureties must be owners of properties within the Abuja metropolis.

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