A magistrate court in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, has refused to grant bail to Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.

He was charged with conspiracy and aiding of jail break.

The lawmaker was brought to court in a police ambulance around 9:17 am. Before his arrival, heavily armed policemen had taken positions within and outside the court premises.

Journalists and other person’s that had seated in court for hours were all asked to go out for security checks. At the end, only few were allowed inside. 

He was brought in a Toyota Hiace police ambulance bus with registration number NPF2214D.

Before being brought to court, the senator was taken to the SARS headquarters near the NTA office in Lokoja.

Melaye was declared wanted following his refusal to appear before the police to answer to accusations by some arrested suspects, who alleged that the senator supplied them with arms and ammunition.

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