After 2weeks in detention, Senator Melaye sues IGP

Lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial district has sued the Inspector General of Police not to arrest him, as soon as he regained his freedom, after fulfilling bail conditions.

Melaye had been in police custody for 2 weeks, over allegations of attempted murder on police sergeant Danjuma Saliu.

The lawmaker was granted bail on health grounds, by an Abuja high court on Friday.

Yusuf Halilu, the presiding judge, in his ruling noted that the lawmaker be granted bail in order for him to undergo proper medical treatment, as it won’t be proper for Melaye to be arraigned on a stretcher or on his hospital bed.

As part of his bail conditions, the judge ordered the lawmaker to present three sureties, who are residents and property owners in Abuja. The judge also stated that one of the sureties must be the clerk of the national assembly who would provide a written attestation that Melaye will always be available for trial.


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