The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has been remanded in police detention till June 11, 2018.
Sen. Melaye was ordered to be remanded in police custody by a Magistrate Court in Lokoja, Kogi State.
This followed his arraignment on charges of gun running, criminal conspiracy, among others, by the police in Lokoja.
Earlier this week, the embattled senator survived a recall process allegedly initiated against him by agents of the state government.
The Court ordered that embattled Senator Dino Melaye be remanded in police custody for 38 days pending commencement of hearing in the case brought by the police against him and three others.
Counsel to Senator Dino Melaye, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) argued for his bail which was opposed by the Police prosecuting Counsel, Alex Iziyon who insisted that the offences preferred against the senator were ordinarily not bailable.
In his ruling, Chief Magistrate Suleiman Abdullahi denied the bail application and ordered that Melaye be be kept in prison custody till June 11, 2018 when hearing in the case would commence.
Reporters at the court noted that the lawmaker was brought to court in a police ambulance at about 9:17 a.m. and was immediately stretchered into the court by policemen.
Before his arrival, heavily armed policemen had taken positions within and outside the court premises to forestall unforeseen circumstances.
The arrival of the senator in court attracted the attention of workers and others who came for transactions.
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