Dino Melaye’s lawyer speaks on alleged abduction of lawmaker

Barrister Yemi Mohammed, lawyer to Senator Dino Melaye (PDP-Kogi West) has confirmed the abduction of the lawmaker in Gwagwalada area, Abuja.

Standing in for Mike Ozekhome (SAN), the lawyer confirmed the abduction during the gun-running trial involving Melaye; and two others on Thursday.

Mohammed said: “I learnt that he was attacked yesterday in Gwagwalada on his way home from the court. Up till now, I have not been able to reach him. I don’t know where he is at the moment.”

He said that the prosecution counsel was not ready to open the case “due to the reason best known to them.”

However, the officer in charge of Police prosecution, Theophilus Oteme, told the court that the prosecuting counsel had an emergency on Wednesday, which made it “extremely difficult to appear in court.”

He, therefore, asked for long adjournment to September 23, which was opposed by the trial magistrate, Suleyman Abdalah.

He, therefore, adjournment till 9th August for commencement of trial.

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