The Nigerian Police have explained why Senator Dino Melaye was re-arrested yesterday after his arraignment and subsequently meeting bail conditions.
Melaye, (APC, Kogi West) was granted bail in the sum of N90million after being arraigned by the Police on Wednesday at Chief Magistrate Court in Wuse Abuja.
He was however re-arrested by the police shortly after his release, lending credence to suspicions he’s being hounded by the authorities.
But the police in a statement on Wednesday said Melaye was re-arrested for his pending offences of criminal conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms.
The statement which was signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, said the embattled senator will be arraigned without further delay.
“The Police investigation team re-arrested Senator Dino Melaye today, 2nd May 2018 after his arraignment at Chief Magistrate Court, Wuse for the pending offences of Criminal Conspiracy and Unlawful Possession of Prohibited Firearms already filed in a Court of competent jurisdiction in Lokoja for which he will be arraigned without further delay,” the statement read.
The statement read further that Melaye was arraigned in Abuja today for criminal conspiracy, causing damage to government property, attempted suicide and escape from lawful custody.
Melaye’s arraignment in court today according to the police was subsequent to his discharge from the National Hospital after he was confirmed fit for trial.