Court turns down request by Melaye to end police siege on his residence

A request by Senator Dino Melaye for police to leave his residence has been turned down by a federal high court in Abuja.

Melaye, senator representing Kogi West has been accused by police of attempted murder on police sergeant, Danjuma Saliu in Kogi state.

A siege was laid by the police at the Abuja residence of Melaye, which they say will continue until the senator surrenders,  arrested and investigated.

Melaye had asked the court via an application seeking the enforcement of his fundamental human rights.

In the ex-parte motion filed through his lawyer on Thursday, Melaye said that the siege on his residence is a threat to his life and asked the court to order the policemen out of his residence.

The presiding judge, N. Maha ruled that the human rights enforcement suit should be given accelerated hearing,while refusing the motion that the siege on his residence should be stopped.

 

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