Why Dino Melaye has not been released despite meeting bail conditions

Despite being granted bail by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama, Abuja on the grounds of ill-health and also meeting the bail conditions, it was gathered that police officers have refused to release Senator Dino Melaye

Yusuf Halilu, the judge, had granted the senator bail on health grounds after about two weeks in detention with the bails conditions which included presenting three sureties who reside and have proper ties in Abuja.

Upon meeting the conditions on Monday, the police alleged that supporters of Melaye shot one Danjuma Saliu, a police officer in Kogi state, in July. They stated that Saliu has been in hospital since that time and is not responding well to treatment.

As at Monday night, an associate of the senator who did not want to be named, said as of 7pm, Melaye was still being held in police detention.

The source said despite the order of the court that had been served on police, they are attempting to arraign him “on fresh charges” on Tuesday.

The associate said;

“His family has not seen him. Despite the above FCT High Court order of Friday and duly served on the Police, having met all bail conditions, the police are holding on to Dino Melaye as we speak now,”

“Instead of obeying the court order above, they have chose to arraign him in court tomorrow on a fresh charges.


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