Dino Melaye, Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district was assisted into the court room by two men as he resumed trial at the FCT High Court in Apo, Abuja, on Thursday.
Melaye told the court that he was injured in the last governorship primary election conducted in Lokoja last week Tuesday when gunmen invaded the stadium, venue of the primary.
Melaye is facing a six-count criminal charge of attempted suicide, escape from police custody, damage to police property, mischief’s, and threat to public servants.
His counsel, Mike Ozekhome, represented by Benson Igbanoi (who stood in for Mike Ozekhome) informed the trial court that told the court he could not stand in the dock to continue his criminal trial.
Justice Sylvester Orji, in his ruling, accepted the defendant’s plea and adjourned to October 3 and 10, 2019, for the defendant to open and close his case.