Drama In Court As Witness Reveals Melaye’s Action That May Finally Land Him In Jail

An Inspector of Police named Abama Mallum has told an High Court sitting in FCT that Sen.Dino Melaye shouted that he will take his own life and put the Police Force in trouble.

 

The witness who was a driver attached to the IGP Special Tactical Squad disclosed that he overheard the controversial senator threatening to escape from police custody.

He disclosed this in while testifying in the current trial of Senator Melaye for attempted suicide, attempt to unlawfully escape from police net and damage to police property filed against the senator who is a chieftain of the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP,

Senator Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, is currently being tried on six count charge bordering on attempted suicide; attempt to escape from custody and damage to police property.

The police witness told the court that while he was on duty as a police officers on April 24,2018, Amos Boka asked him to convey the senator and other police officers to Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.

“As we moved around 2 p.m by Area I roundabout, a white Toyota Hilux blocked me, I applied the brakes. The vehicle knocked off my side-mirror.

“I heard the Senator shouting at the officers. I then heard the sound of a glass breaking.

”All of a sudden, I Sen. Melaye jumped out of the vehicle, shouting that he would not go to Lokoja.”

The witness alleged that Melaye had a sharp instrument in his hands and he was shouting: ”I will kill myself and put the police in trouble’’.

“At this point, the police officers pleaded with the defendant to get back in the car but he refused.

“A crowd had also started gathering in Area I. I was ordered to put the car in reverse and go back to the office,” He stated

Mallum stated that a white van blocked the car he was driving on the day of the incident.

Dr Alex Izinyon, SAN, Counsel to the defendant made a request to the Justice that the court should visit the said car park where the vehicles the police tendered as exhibits were kept so that the witness will be able to thoroughly identified the said car.

The case was then adjourned  until May 27 by the presiding judge,Justice Silvanus Oriji when cross-examination will be done.

Below are the full charges against the senator

COUNT ONE

That you Senator Dino Melaye ‘m’ 45 yrs, representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the Eight National Assembly and Silas Omenka ‘m‘ 38 yrs of Opposite Deeper Life Church, Kabayi, Mararaba, Nasarawa State on or about the 28th December 2018 at about 1030hrs, at No. 11 Sangha Street, Off Mississipi Maitama Abuja under the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did conspire among yourself to commit an offence to wit: illegal obstruction of lawful arrest and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 97 of the Penal Code.

COUNT TWO

That you Senator Dino Melaye ‘m’ 45 yrs, representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the Eight National Assembty on or about the 28‘“ December 2018 at about 1030hrs at No. 11 Sangha Street. Off Mississipi Maitama Abuja, under the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did intentionally offered resistance to your lawful arrest, when a team of Police detectives with a duly signed Warrant of Arrest got to your residence at No. 11 Sangha Street, Off Mississipi Maitama Abuja to effect your arrest for the offences of criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide and illegal possession of prohibited firearms and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 172 of the Penal Code.

COUNT THREE

That you Silas Omenka ‘m’ 38 yrs of Opposite Deeper Life Church, Kabayi, Maraba, Nasarawa State on or about the 28th December 2018 at about 1030hrs, under the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did intentionally offered illegal obstruction to the lawful arrest of Senator Dino Melaye for the offences of criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide and illegal possession of prohibited firearms when a team of Police detectives with a duly signed Warrant of Arrest got to his residence at No. 11 Sangha Street, Off Mississipi Maitama Abuja to effect his arrest by locking the entrance gate and pushed the Detectives with entrance gate with an intention to obstruct the Detectives from gaining entrance to effect the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 171 of the Penal Code

COUNT FOUR

That you Senator Dino Melaye ‘m‘ 45 yrs, representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the Eight National Assembly on or about the 24th July, 2018 at about 1200hrs at No. 11 Sangha Street, Off Mississipi Maitama Abuja under the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did intentionally and without reasonable cause refuse to honour and attend Police invitation written and signed on 23rd of July, 2018 by the Commissioner of Police Kogi State command served on you through the Clerk of the National Assembly Three Arms Zone Central Business District Abuja to report at the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police Kogi State Command in respect of a case of Criminal Conspiracy and attempted Culpable Homicide and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 136 of the Penal Code.

COUNT FIVE

That you Senator Dino Melaye ‘m’ 45 yrs, representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the Eight National Assembly on or about the 28th December, 2018 at about 1700hrs at No 11 Sangha Street, Off Mississipi Maitama Abuja under the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did intentionally inform the public through a telephone conversation when a team of Police detectives with a duly signed Warrant of Arrest got to your residence at No. 11 Sangha Street, Off Mississipi Maitama Abuja to effect your arrest which was aired on Channels television that you were outside Abuja and that you will make yourself available as soon as you are back to Abuja whereas you were at Abuja, an information you know to be false and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 138 of the Penal Code.

COUNT SIX

That you Senator Dino Melaye ‘m‘ 45 yrs, representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the Eight National Assembly on or about the 28th December, 2018 at about 1030hrs at No. 11 Sangha Street, Off Mississipi Maitama Abuja under the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did intentionally inform the public through a telephone conversation when a team of Police detectives with a duly signed Warrant of Arrest got to your residence at No. 11 Sangha Street, Off Mississipi Maitama Abuja to effect your arrest which was aired on Channels television that you were outside Abuja and that you will make yourself available as soon as you are back to Abuja whereas you were at Abuja and knowing it to be likely acted upon by the Police, which would have if acted upon prevented your arrest and pave way for your escape from arrest and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 140 of the Penal Code.

COUNT SEVEN

That you Senator Dino Melaye ‘m’ 45yrs, representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the Eight National Assembly on or about the 28th December, 2018 at about 1100hrs at your residence at No 11 Sangha Street, Off Mississippi Maitama Abuja under the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did intentionally inform the public on tweeter that the Police Detectives are trying to plant guns in your cars outside, an information you know to be false and having reason to believe that such imputation will harm the reputation of the Police and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 392 of the Penal Code.

COUNT EIGHT

That you Senator Dino Melaye ‘m’ 45 yrs, representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the Eight National Assembly on or about the 25th December, 2018 at about 1300hrs at No. 11 Sangha Street, Off Mississipi Maitama Abuja under the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did intentionally with intent to excite feeling of disaffection by the public against the members of the Nigeria Police Force and the Inspector General of Police twitted that the Inspector General of Police has planned to arrest and inject you to death and that the Inspector General of Police has deployed Commissioner of Police (CP) Kogi State Command to carry out the plan an information you know to be false and against the Administration of Justice in Nigeria, thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 416 of the Penal Code.

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COUNT NINE

That you Senator Dino Melaye ‘m’ 45 yrs, representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the Eight National Assembly on or about the 25th December, 2018 at about 1300hrs at No. 11 Sangha Street, Off Mississipi Maitama Abuja under the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did intentionally make a false statement that the Inspector General of Police has planned to arrest and inject you to death and that the Inspector General of Police has deployed Commissioner of Police (CP) Kogi State Command to carry out the plan an information knowing or having reason to believe that such injurious falsehood will harm the reputation of the person of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 393 of the Penal Code.

 

 

SOURCE: DAILYPOST

 

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