The senator representing Kogi West district in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye has met his bail conditions and regained freedom after over two weeks in detention.
Dino Melaye’s freedom was sequel to the bail granted him by a high court in Abuja on health grounds.
In his ruling, Justice Yusuf Halilu said Melaye should be allowed to attend to his health as he could not be arraigned on a stretcher or on his hospital bed.
Halilu ordered the senator to present three sureties who reside and have property in Abuja, emphasizing that one of the sureties must be the clerk of the national assembly who would provide a letter attesting that Melaye will always be available for trial.
After fulfilling his bail conditions, Melaye filed a suit against the inspector-general of police (IGP), seeking that the police should not arrest him again.
In a tweet on Monday, January 21, the publisher of Ovation International, Dele Momodu, also broke the news of Melaye’s meeting his bail conditions.
See tweet below:
SENATOR DINO MELAYE finally meets bail conditions; hope the police will leave him immediately and both parties will continue to work in synergy for the betterment of our dear beloved country Nigeria… @dino_melaye pic.twitter.com/9uLtY8lf2D
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) January 21, 2019