Following the assassination attempt on Senator Dino Melaye, the Kogi High Court on Monday granted bail to five accused persons, including the Administrator of Ijumu Local Government, Alhaji Taufiq Isah, charged with attempt to assassinate Sen. Dino Melaye.
Justice Arome Akogwu, in granting the bail in Lokoja, said the three weeks the accused spent in custody was far beyond the period allowed by the Constitution.
Akogwu also said the accused, through their counsel, A.M. Aliyu (SAN), 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.
The judge, therefore, expressed satisfaction with the submission of the defence counsel and granted bail to each of the accused in the sum of N1 million with a reliable surety who must be a senior civil servant in the state in like sum.
He adjourned hearing in the case No. HCL/58c/2017 between the Inspector General of Police and Alhaji Taufiq Isah and four others.