Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West, for.the second time in a row did not show up in court yesterday to answer the charges bothering on gun running allegations levied against him and two others.
However, the two suspects charged alongside the Senator, Kabir Seidu, aka Osama, and Nuhu Salihu aka “Smally” were in court. The trial magistrate, Sulyman Abdalah had at the last hearing fixed Wednesday 9th August to commence trial following the complaints from Dino that he was attacked on his way to Lokoja to honour police invitation. When the case was called on Wednesday, his lawyer, Barrister Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, represented by Barrister Yemi Mohammed told the court that his client could not be present in court on health ground. He presented a medical report to that effect; a move that was not opposed to by the o/c Legal on the Kogi state police command, Theophilus Oteme. The two alleged accomplices however applied for bail claiming to be suffering for the crime they knew nothing about.
Consequently, the trial magistrate, Sulyman Abdalah adjourned till August 21 for hearing in the bail applications of the two alleged accomplices and adjourned to September 20th for hearing in the case of Senator Dino Melaye.