The Kogi State Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah, has granted an interim order for Senator Dino Melaye to be transferred to the National Hospital Abuja, while hearing for his bail conditions will be heard on Monday, next week.
The Chief Judge gave the order at the High Court in Lokoja, on Friday when Counsel to Senator Melaye, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) filed processes for motion seeking the bail of the Senator who is standing trial for conspiracy and gun running among other charges brought against him.
The interim order, the Chief Judge explained was to enable the senator receive medical attention, following the lack of facilities at the Police Clinic in Lokoja where he is being held in police custody.
The Chief Judge disclosed that the interim order became necessary as the prosecution could not provide a federal prison in Abuja that has the required health facilities that will take care of the health condition of Senator Melaye.
The Chief Judge ordered the commissioner of police to be served through his counsel in court, while the Senator be taken to the National Hospital Abuja, still under the custody of the Police.
In his submission for bail, Mike Ozekhome, counsel to Sen. Melaye prayed the court for a speedy trial of the matter.
The Senior Advocate told the Chief Judge that his client’s health was critical, hence the need for him to be transferred to the National Hospital Abuja for proper medical care, before the next adjoined date.
Ozekhome, through a consolidated motion, added that only the living stands trial, urging the prosecution counsel to heed to the request to save the life of his client.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Alex Iziyon, SAN, represented by I.E Otome, said they were not objecting to the consolidated motion.
The case has been adjourned till Monday, the 7th of May, for parties to argue for the bail condition of Senator Melaye.