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Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by DONSMITH123(m): 1:20pm On May 16
Justice Olasunbo Goodluck of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, Abuja, on Wednesday ordered lawyers to the embattled Senator Dino Melaye, who is grappling with multiple criminal charges, to, within 24 hours, explain the absence of the senator from court proceedings.

The court gave the order on Wednesday, the same day the High Court of Kogi State in Lokoja delivered a ruling on a bail application filed by Melaye who was said to be in Police custody.

The Lokoja court granted Melaye bail in absentia, with a surety for N10m.

Melaye’s absence from the Abuja court on Wednesday prevented the prosecution from opening its case in respect of the two counts of giving false information concerning an assassination attempt on his life to the Police in April 2017.

In the case, the senator was accused of deliberately giving false information to the Police to frame Mr. Edward Onoja David, who is the Chief of Staff to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

Melaye had cited David as the mastermind of the alleged assassination attempt.

The police said they discovered the alleged falsehood in Melaye’s claim while investigating the alleged attempt on his life at his hometown in Ayetoro-Gbede in Kogi State.

The senator, on March 1, 2018, pleaded not guilty to the charges filed against him by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation on January 31, 2018.

He is facing two other charges, one of which bordered on gun-running, before a Magistrate’s Court in Lokoja, Kogi State.

The other set of charges filed before a Magistrate’s Court in Abuja included an attempted suicide, which he allegedly committed by jumping off a Police vehicle while under arrest.

At the Wednesday’s hearing of the alleged frame-up case before the FCT High Court in Abuja, the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Magaji Labaran, said that he was set to open his case by calling the first prosecution witness, but expressed worry over the defendant’s absence.

Labaran urged the judge to summon the person standing as surety for the bail granted the senator to explain the defendant’s whereabouts to the court.

But defence counsel, Mr. Rickey Tarfa (SAN), said Labaran did not give “a fair representation” of the facts leading to the defendant’s absence from court.

Tarfa said Melaye, while lying on a stretcher, was arraigned on the charges of attempted suicide before the Magistrate’s Court in Abuja, on May 2, 2018.

The court granted him bail, but the Police re-arrested him on the court premises and moved him to Lokoja the next day to face the gun-running charges.

According to the SAN, the Magistrate’s Court in Lokoja refused to grant bail to the senator, but a fresh application for his bail was promptly filed before the High Court of Kogi State in Lokoja.

He said the Lokoja High Court had fixed Wednesday (today) for its ruling on the bail application, but in the interim, ordered the Police to move the senator from the prison, where he was remanded by the Magistrate’s Court, to Abuja where he must be given adequate medical care by the Police.

Tarfa said that explained why his client was absent from the Wednesday’s proceedings.

Cc: lalasticlala

http://punchng.com/abuja-court-orders-defence-lawyer-to-explain-melayes-absence/

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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by SweetLove0(f): 1:30pm On May 16
grin grin
Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by yarimo(m): 1:51pm On May 16
Mr TARFA your explanation is noted , but when will the criminal senator appear in abuja federal high court?

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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by Elder001(m): 1:54pm On May 16
yarimo:
Mr TARFA your explanation is noted , but when will the criminal senator appear in abuja federal high court?

You and your fellow terrorists will be humiliated very soon.

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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by MrsNwaAmaikpe(f): 1:58pm On May 16
shocked shocked



Tarfa said Melaye, while lying on a stretcher, was arraigned on the charges of attempted suicide before the Magistrate’s Court in Abuja, on May 2, 2018.


when you arraign somebody in court on the charge that the person wants to commit suicide.....


is it your life??

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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by DONSMITH123(m): 1:58pm On May 16
yarimo:
Mr TARFA your explanation is noted , but when will the criminal senator appear in abuja federal high court?

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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by Authoreety: 1:58pm On May 16
Chronicles of the DINOsaur

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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by mosegifted: 1:58pm On May 16
dis country is bleeped up.... believe me

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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by 9jatriot(m): 1:59pm On May 16
One case in Abuja, one in Kogi. The many travails of Dino.
I wish him well though.

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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by benzems(m): 1:59pm On May 16
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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by SUGARDADDY55(m): 1:59pm On May 16
Ok
Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by Mobsync(m): 2:00pm On May 16
These people have made up their mind to finish this guy.

Even he himself is not a good person, so I will continue to pretend like I did not see this news.

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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by kmaster007: 2:00pm On May 16
Nigeria d country full of corruption

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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by nairaman66(m): 2:00pm On May 16
The problem of this country is;

The judiciary

The Police

NEPA.

These are the people that brings sanity to any system. Strangely, the about people are insane in this country.

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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by GavelSlam: 2:02pm On May 16
Dino with false allegation, gun running, attempted suicide in 2 law courts.

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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by SLIDEwaxie(m): 2:03pm On May 16
Person wey don run away. He don watch too much of nnamdi kanu's documentary

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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by slotA4(f): 2:04pm On May 16
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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by adisabarber(m): 2:05pm On May 16
yarimo:
Mr TARFA your explanation is noted , but when will the criminal senator appear in abuja federal high court?

We know say you no get sense but try dey pretend like who get sense at times.

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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by AnanseK(m): 2:07pm On May 16
MrsNwaAmaikpe:
shocked shocked
when you arraign somebody in court on the charge that the person wants to commit suicide.....
is it your life??

Wailers may want to commit suicide, but they should know that it is a criminal offense and they will be prosecuted. We are trying to be a law abiding nation.

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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by ybalogs(m): 2:07pm On May 16
Melaye is on a long long thing!!! I come dey pity am.

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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by ybalogs(m): 2:09pm On May 16
MrsNwaAmaikpe:
shocked shocked





when you arraign somebody in court on the charge that the person wants to commit suicide.....


is it your life??
Have you heard Akon's song where he said "Even your life that you have is borrowed cos you're not promised tomorrow. So live your day like everyday is gonna be your last."....
Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by AgentOfDarkness: 2:09pm On May 16
DINO IS BUSY MAKING NEW VIDEO






MEANWHILE AWA NEXT PRESIDENT

Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by FatherD: 2:10pm On May 16
Do they expect him to be in lokoja court and be in Abuja court the same day?

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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by benzems(m): 2:11pm On May 16
AnanseK:


Wailers may want to commit suicide, but they should know that it is a criminal offense and they will be prosecuted. We are trying to be a law abiding nation.

How can you catch a man who wants commit suicide?

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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by seguno2: 2:12pm On May 16
mosegifted:
dis country is bleeped up.... believe me

We believe you
What next?
Are you contributing to the bleeped up situation?
Or are you working with others to remedy the situation?
Na which one you dey
Opening the mouth to complain is too easy.

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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by seguno2: 2:16pm On May 16
nairaman66:
The problem of this country is;

The judiciary

The Police

NEPA.

These are the people that brings sanity to any system. Strangely, the about people are insane in this country.

How many of your family and friends are working in the three places?
What do you tell them when you meet?
Don’t just be blaming anyhow like Buhari who is unwilling to be responsible and own up to his failure.
Do more, talk less.
Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by generalud: 2:18pm On May 16
Make sure that nothing happens to senator Dino Malaye else, the IGP, will not be safe.

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Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by adewale9050: 2:21pm On May 16
Should[/sub kiss kiss cry cry[color=#990000][/color]][sub] we fry beans kiss

Re: Abuja Court Orders Defence Lawyer To Explain Melaye’s Absence by Ikpongiton: 2:26pm On May 16
they should just jail him,even if it is just for six months,so that he will carry the ex-convict tag forever.

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