The Federal Government has filed a two-count charge against Senator Dino Melaye for allegedly making false claims to the police about an assassination attempt on his life.
The Whistle can confirm that the charge sheet marked: CR/106/18, was filed January 31, 2018 before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation.
The FG in the charge claimed that the police discovered the Senator’s statement to be false during the course of their investigations.
The government disclosed that the offences allegedly committed by Senator Melaye was punishable under sections 140 and 393 of the Penal Code Law, Cap. 89, Laws of Northern Nigeria, 1963.
“That you, Senator Dino Melaye, male, of the Senate, National Assembly, Three Arms Zone, Abuja, on or about the month of April 2017 at the Police Force Headquarters, Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court in the cause of an investigation into the alleged assassination attempt on you, sometimes in April 2017, you gave information to the police stating that one Mr. Edward Onoja David (Chief of Staff to the Governor of Kogi State) did mastermind the attack with intent to convict him for the offence which statement you either knew or believe to be false and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 140 of the Penal Code Law, Cap. 89, Laws of Northern Nigeria, 1963.”
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