The Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, was not in court on Thursday to answer charges against him bothering on gun running. Daily post reportsMelaye’s counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), blamed his client’s absence on health ground.
Ozekhome, who was represented by one Yemi Mohammed, presented a medical report.
However, two other persons charged alongside Melaye – Kabir Seidu and and Nuhu Salihu – were present in court.
At the last hearing, Melaye was also absent during the court sitting.
Magistrate Sulyman Abdallah on that day fixed August 9 for commencement of trial.
This followed complaint by the senator that he was attacked by gunmen on his way to Lokoja.