FG Drags Dino Melaye To Court

The senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has been implicated in a fresh case over alleged provision of false information.

The Federal Government has in a fresh case against the Senator dragged him to court on charges of provision of false information about an assassination attempt on his life in April 2017.

The Kogi State Senator was in the first count in the suit filed against him accused of deliberately providing the police with false information geared towards framing the Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello’s Chief of Staff whom the Senator claimed was the criminal mastermind behind the assassination attempt on him at his hometown in Ayetoro-Gbede, Kogi State in April last year.

The charges, signed by Mr. Magaji Labaran, further revealed that the police discovered the alleged falsehood in Melaye’s claim while investigating the senator’s assassination claim.

The second count in the suit held that Malaye made a false statement of facts during a phone conversation with Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, a son to the late former Governor of Kogi State, Abubakar Audu.

The conversation reffered to in the second charge was according to the charge aimed at harming the reputation of David, an act classified as an offence punishable under sections 140 and 393 of the Penal Code Law, Cap. 89, Laws of Northern Nigeria, 1963.