Senator Dino Melaye, who was recently reelected to represent the Kogi West senatorial district, has been re-arraigned before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Over the last couple of months, Melaye has been in and out of the courts. This will be the 12th time the lawmaker will be arraigned before a court since 2018, when he was first charged for lying to the police over an attempt to assassinate him. During Monday’s court session, the senator was re-arraigned for resisting arrest, “tweeting and speaking to journalists from hiding.”
Melaye has, however, repeatedly denied the allegations levelled against him.
The charges to which Melaye was arraigned before the court were amended by the Federal Government, implying that the government has taken over prosecution of the case from the police.
The judge, Yusuf Halilu, later granted Melaye fresh bail on existing conditions.