Kogi State High Court Cancel Dino Melaye’s Assassination Attempt Case Against Perpetrators
Kogi state high court sitting in Lokoja has on Tuesday, May 15, nullified assassination attempt case filed by Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West senatorial district
NIGERIA NEWS notes that Melaye’s assassination case at Kogi state high court which involve the chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria, Taofiq Isa, and four others, have been ruled out by the state high court for want of diligent prosecution.
Presiding over the case, Justice Fola Ajayi, stated that despite four adjournments, the prosecution was not able to call their witnesses.
In April 2017, Senator Dino Melaye approached the court and alleged that an assassination attempt on his life by Taofiq Isa and four others.
NIGERIA NEWS notes that others standing trial alongside Isa are: Ade Obege, Abdullahi Isah, Michael Bamidele and Ahmed Ajayi.
Ajayi gave a consequential order for the prosecution to start their case afresh whenever they are ready.
Speaking on behalf of the counsels, Zakari Abbas commended the judge for the landmark judgment.
“Hence, the charge brought against the defendants have been struck out. As it stands, there is no criminal charges against the defendants.
“However, he gave a consequential order that whenever they are ready with their witnesses, they could approach the court to start their case afresh,” he said.
Meanwhile, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that court adjourns ruling for Melaye’s bail.