Dino Melaye: Police Files Charges Against Kogi Senator

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The Nigeria Police Force, NPF, has filed a charge of illegal firearm possession against Kogi West lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye.

In the charge filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, the police disclosed that a pump-action gun was recovered from Melaye’s Kogi house during a search in his house last year July.

The charge sheet marked, FHC/ABJ/CR/07/2019 reads

“That you, Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West district in the 8th National Assembly, on or about the 20th day of July 2018, at about 12.30 hours under the jurisdiction of this honourable court, unlawfully had in your possession one automatic pump-action shotgun and 20 cartridges, which were recovered at your residence located in the Ayetoro Gbede area of Kogi State, when a search warrant was executed on the directives of the Nigeria Police Force at your above mentioned residence under your control and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27(1)(a)(i) of the Firearms Act Cap F28 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.”

Eight persons including six policemen and two men  have been listed as witnesses against Melaye.

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