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Assassination attempt on Melaye: Court grants N1million bail each to suspects

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Assassination attempt on Melaye: Court grants N1m bail each to suspects
Five persons including the Administrator of Ijumu Local Government Area, Taufiq Isah, charged with alleged attempt to assassinate Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye, have been granted bail by a Kogi High Court, sitting in Lokoja.

Justice Arome Akogwu, on Monday held that the three weeks the accused spent in custody was far beyond the period allowed by the constitution.

The trial judge said the defendants, through their counsel, A.M. Aliyu in his oral application for bail, had undertaken to attend their trial, adding that the prosecuting counsel did not object to the presumption of innocence pleaded by Aliyu.
Against this backdrop, Akogwu granted the defendants bail in the sum of N1m each with one surety in like sum.
Akogwu ruled that the surety must be a senior civil servant in the state.
Consequently, the judge adjourned the case.

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