FG Arraigns Dino Melaye March 1 Over Alleged Frame-Up
Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye will on March 1, appear before Justice Olasumbo Goodluck of the FCT High Court in Abuja, for giving false information about an assassination attempt on his life to the police in April 2017.
According to the charges signed by Mr. Magaji Labaran, the police discovered the alleged falsehood in Melaye’s claim while investigating the senator’s assassination claim. Melaye was accused of falsely incriminating the Chief of Staff to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Mr. Edward Onoja David, in the said assassination attempt.
In the second count, Melaye was accused of making false statement of facts in a phone conversation with Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, a son of the late former governor of Kogi State, Abubakar Audu, with the intention of harming the reputation of David.
Melaye was said to have told Abubakar, a son of a former governor of Kogi State in a telephone conversation how he framed Edward Onoja David in the assassination attempt.
Meanwhile, attempts to serve Melaye with the charges at the National Assembly in Abuja failed last week.
“He will be served before the date of arraignment and if serving him personally continues to prove difficult, there are other options provided by the law,” a source in the Federal Ministry of Justice said.