Melaye Invades Court For Charge Sheet Over Alleged False Info





Sen. Dina Melaye

Sequel to an allegation of false information he was said to have provided to the Nigeria Police in the attempted assassination on his life, Senator Dino Melaye yesterday stormed a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) sitting in Maitama, Abuja, to personally collect the charge sheet of the matter.

The federal government, through the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, filed a criminal charge against the senator for allegedly misinforming and misleading the police by reporting assassination attempts on his life.

Speaking with journalists at the court premises, the Senator representing Kogi West, said he was in court to collect the charge sheet to avoid being accused of evading service of court process after a court bailiff had sworn to an affidavit, alleging he did not want to be served. He said as a law abiding Nigerian, he had no reason to evade service and therefore, was in court so that he can be personally served.

Said he: “Basically, I was told by a staff in my office that a bailiff was in my office last Friday to serve me some processes and they told the bailiff I had not been around. That was the only time any bailiff came to my office.

“So, I informed my lawyers, who actually came to court to verify. They were told that they swore to an affidavit that he had been to my office three times and did not find me and that the motion for the charge was moved and granted.

“As a law abiding Nigerian, that gave an impression that I am evading service. So, I quickly came here myself to prove that I am not evading service. I am a responsible Nigerian. I am not afraid to face trial and I believe in the judiciary in this country. I believe in the court. I am here and have been duly served. I want to say that at the the end of the day justice shall prevail”, he said. When asked of his perception of the charge against him, Melaye simply said, “the charge is frivolous”.

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