The Kogi State High Court sitting in Lokoja has freed the state’s West Senatorial District Representative at National Assembly, Dino Melaye, base on health issue, with N10 million bail condition.
However, the court presiding judge, Justice Nasiru Ajanah, granted bed ridding Melaye bail in his ruling on the application on Wednesday, based on the lawmaker’s health challenge.
The judge described the medical report of the lawmaker as a merit factor to grant the bail application, three weeks after being held in police custody, the judge, however, ordered Melaye to provide a surety in the like sum.
Beside, the judge also ordered that the international passport of the surety be domiciled with the court.
It would be recallled that Melaye had been charged by the police for allegedly arming deadly criminal gangs and convening a political rally that ended with the death of at least one attendee.
The law enforcement agent claimed that it had arrested suspects who identified Melaye as provider of arms and their financial supporter.
Although, the Kogi state senator refuted the allegations and pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against him.
He had, however, claimed that his ordeal was mainly because of his outspoken stance against the alleged impunity of the state governor.