Melaye’s Attempted Assassination: Court Issues Bench Warrant Against Accused

A Kogi High Court on Friday issued a bench warrant against one Ade Obege, charged with four others for alleged assassination attempt on Senator Dino Melaye on April, 2017.

Justice Fola Ajayi, issued the bench warrant following Obege’s absence at the trial. He also ordered that summons be served on Obege’s sureties. There was no cogent reason for Obege’s absence on Friday.

The prosecuting counsel, Lough Simon, was also not in court. Samuel Ikutanwa, who held the brief of Simon, told the court that the prosecutor could not attend the sitting because of the death of his father. Ikutanwa said the development had already been communicated to the parties, adding that he was not availed with the details of proceedings on the matter.

Obege’s counsel, Mr. Ayo Jonathan, told the court that his client was last seen on March 22 when he came to court for his trial. Jonathan told the court that the wife of the accused said she had not seen her husband since March 22 when he left Okene for Lokoja, saying that he wanted to conclude that Obege was missing

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