The spokesperson for Senator Dino Melaye, Gideon Ayodele, has disclosed that his principal is currently at the Police Medical Center in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital.
This is following the decision of a magistrates’ court to remand the lawmaker in police custody for six weeks.
Ayodele said that Melaye’s lawyers would file fundamental rights enforcement at the Federal High Court, Lokoja, on Friday, May 4, challenging the court ruling, Punch reports.
The lawmaker’s spokesperson said the lawyers believed the decision to remand Melaye in police custody was flawed.
Ayodele noted that the team would spare no effort in ensuring that Melaye did not spend six weeks.
He said: “It is important that we approach the Federal High Court tomorrow morning.”
NAIJ.com previously reported that the police arraigned Melaye before a magistrates court in Lokoja on Thursday, May 3, on seven counts of criminal conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearms.
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Melaye was conveyed to the state in an ambulance by the police authorities.
Sulyman Abdullah, a senior magistrate in his ruling said Melaye should be remanded in police custody till June 11 but the inspector-general of police must provide essentials for his health.
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