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Melaye: Ruling On Bail Application Fixed For May 18

The Kogi State High Court, sitting in Lokoja, has adjourned ruling on an application for bail brought by Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West), to next week Wednesday.

Justice Nasir Ajanah on Thursday after listening to arguments by Melaye’s counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and the government’s lead prosecutor, Alex Iziyon (SAN), fixed ruling on the bail application for May 18.

The two applications before the court, from the two counsels, were consolidated.

Moving the application for bail, Ozekhome described the motion for variation by the prosecution as uncalled for, arguing that the judge could not reverse himself on the matter.

“Since the trial judge had already ruled according to Section 166 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law…the section did not say the court should vary an order it earlier made”, he argued.

He noted that the prosecution failed to appeal the ruling of the court that Melaye be taken back to the National Hospital, Abuja.

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