Despite meeting his bail conditions, the police have refused to release the senator representing Kogi west, Dino Melaye.
A high court in Abuja has on Friday, January 18 granted Senator Dino Melaye bail on health grounds after about fourteen days in police detention. Yusuf Halilu, the judge, had granted the senator bail on health grounds.
The bails conditions included presenting three sureties who reside and have properties in Abuja. The lawmaker met the conditions on Monday.
Dino Melaye has been in custody since he surrendered to the police on January 4 after an eight-day siege was laid to his Abuja residence.
The police alleged that supporters of Melaye shot one Danjuma Saliu, a police officer in Kogi state, in July, 2018. They said Saliu has been in hospital since that time and is not responding well to treatment.
Speaking with us yesterday, an associate of Dino Melaye who pleaded anonymity, said as of 7pm, the Senator was still being held in police detention.
The source disclosed to us that despite the order of the court that had been served on police, they are attempting to arraign him “on fresh charges” on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
“His family has not seen him. Despite Federal High Court order on Friday and duly served on the Police, having met all bail conditions, the police are holding on senator Melaye as we speak now,” the associate said.
Instead of the Police to obey court order, they decided to shun the order and have chose to arraign senator Dino Melaye in court tomorrow on a fresh charges.