Court Halts Melaye’s Case Pending On His Medical Stability
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Based on his medical condition, Senator Dino Melaye’s case has been adjourned indefinitely.
Recall that Senator Melaye is currently been tried in Abuja as well as Lokoja.
NIGERIA NEWS gathered that “in Abuja, he is accused of attempted suicide and damaging government property after he attempted to jump out of a moving police vehicle. He was later hospitalised.”
“In Lokoja, Mr Melaye is accused of providing false information to police and supplying arms to thugs.”
The proceedings that earned him the indefinite adjournment reads, ” Mr Tarfa, a senior advocate of Nigeria, provided a medical report from the National Hospital, Abuja, indicating that the Mr Melaye was in critical condition and under intensive care.”
The prosecutor, Shuaibu Labaran, argued that “the medical report signed by a doctor, identified as Olaomi OO. from the National Hospital, was not obtained directly from lawyers in the matter before the FCT High Court.”
“It is our further submission that Exhibit B and C are duplicate copies of the supposed medical report emanating from the National Hospital, which the defense placed heavy reliance to convince this court as to the justification behind the absence of the defendant in this case,” he said.
“Assuming the document emanated from the National Hospital Abuja, it has become a public document which requires certification.”
“Our objection is that it has no bearing with the document of this court,” Mr Labaran submitted.”
Delivery the ruling, “the court held that based on the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, the medical report was admissible and could be considered by the court.”
Hence he was granted the indefinite adjournment.