Solidarity! Senators storm court as FG arraigns Melaye for ‘false information on assassination’


Senator, Dino Melaye was Thursday arraigned at a High Court sitting in the FCT by the Federal Government, for allegedly accusing Edward David, chief of staff of Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state of trying to assassinate him.
Sen. Melaye had deliberately given false evidence to the Police on the purported plot, which depicted the Kogi Governor’s aide as the mastermind.
However, in apparent show of solidarity, some serving senators had accompanied the Senator, representing Kogi West. They list included Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, and Mao Ohuabunwa, senator representing Abia north.
After the charges were read, Melaye pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.
In a related development, a group of protesters under the umbrella of Coalition of Nigerian Youth Leaders (CNYL) also stormed the court in support of the embattled law maker.
The protesters held placards with inscriptions: ‘No force can stop Dino Melaye’, ‘No one can kill the truth speak on Dino’, among others.


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