Dogara has urged the police to ensure safety of Dino Melaye’s life

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has urged the police to prioritize the health and safety of Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye, who is in their custody. Sen. Melaye was arraigned for attempted suicide and other charges at an Abuja court on Wednesday while lying on a stretcher. Immediately he was granted bail in the sum of N90 million by the judge, he was rearrested by the police and transferred to Lokoja, Kogi State. Dogara made the call at the plenary on Thursday in Abuja after a personal explanation was raised by Rep. Sunday Karimi (Kogi-PDP) drawing the attention of the House to Dino’s plight. The senator is currently facing a seven-count charge of criminal conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearms in Kogi State. Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has urged the police to prioritise the health and safety of Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye, who is in their custody. Sen. Melaye was arraigned for attempted suicide and other charges at an Abuja court on Wednesday while lying on a stretcher. Immediately he was granted bail in the sum of N90 million by the judge, he was rearrested by the police and transferred to Lokoja, Kogi State.
Reacting at Thursday plenary, Dogara, after a point of order raised by Sunday Karimi (PDP, Kogi) where he urged the house to intervene in the senator’s ordeals, said that he had not seen any country where anybody, ”had been arraigned in court on a stretcher.” “I have not seen in any country where someone is arraigned in court on stretchers when he or she is not fit to plead guilty or not guilty. If anything happens to him, (Dino) the responsibility will be on the security agency,” Mr Dogara said.

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