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Alleged Frame-Up: FG Arraigns Dino Melaye 

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The Federal Government will on March 1 arraign the Kogi West Senator Dino Melaye before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja on two counts of giving false information about an assassination attempt on his life to the police in April 2017.

Melaye was accused of falsely incriminating the Chief of Staff to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Mr. Edward Onoja David, in the said assassination attempt.

The office of the Attorney General of the Federation filed the charges, marked CR/106/18 on January 31, 2018.

The Herald learnt on Sunday that the case had been assigned to Justice Olasumbo Goodluck who sits in the Maitama Division of the FCT High Court.

“He will be served before the date of arraignment and if serving him personally continues to prove difficult, there are other options provided by the law,” a source in the Federal Ministry of Justice said.

Melaye was said to have told Abubakar, a son of a former governor of Kogi State in a telephone conversation how he framed Edward Onoja David in the assassination attempt.

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