Dino Melaye Senate
Former Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye, former Senator representing the Kogi West Senatorial District, and who is on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has floored President Muhammadu Buhari government in court.

Eye9ja reports that the former Kogi West senator has been discharged by a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami had levelled criminal charges against the former PDP senator.

Malami had accused the controversial PDP chieftain of deliberately accusing the ex-Chief of Staff to the Kogi State Governor, now Deputy Governor, David Onoja of plotting to assassinate him in April 2017.

The Attorney General of the also accused Melaye of giving a false statement during a conversation with Mohammed Abubakar, son of Abubakar Audu, ex-Kogi governor.

Reacting, the former Kogi West Senator denied committing the offence punishable under Sections 140 and 393 of the Penal Code Law, Cap. 89, Laws of Northern Nigeria, 1963.

Delivering judgement on Tuesday, June 2, Justice Olasumbo Goodluck cleared Senator Melaye of giving false information to police. He stated that there was no evidence that former Senator Dino Melaye gave false information to any person in public service.

Justice Goodluck described the evidence given by a government witness Mr Edward Onoja as “vague and unreliable.”

“Neither of the two witnesses elicited evidence on the status of Mohammed Abubaker Audu,” he stated.

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