NEWS & TRENDS

​Alleged assassination attempt: FG charges Melaye for false information

​Alleged assassination attempt: FG charges Melaye for false information


The federal government has dragged Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi East Senatorial District, to court and charged him with giving false information about an assassination attempt on his life to the police in April 2017.
Senator Melaye was accused of falsely incriminating the chief of staff to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, Edward David, in the said assassination attempt, Sahara Reporters states.

JUICYLINKS gathered that the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation filed the charges, marked CR/106/18 before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.
In the first count, Melaye was accused of deliberately giving false information to the police to frame David as the mastermind of the assassination attempt on him at his hometown in Ayetoro-Gbede, Kogi state in April last year.

According to the charges signed by Magaji Labaran, the police discovered the alleged falsehood in Melaye’s claim while investigating the senator’s assassination claim.

In the second count, Melaye was accused of making a false statement of facts in a phone conversation with Mohammed Abubakar, a son to the late former governor of Kogi state, Abubakar Audu, with the intention of harming the reputation of David.

The offences were said to be punishable under sections 140 and 393 of the Penal Code Law, Cap. 89, Laws of Northern Nigeria, 1963.

Advertisements

Be the first to comment on this

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s