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Court Grants Melaye Leave To Travel Abroad For Medical Treatment

A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Wuse, Abuja has granted Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye leave to travel to the United States, US, for medical treatment.

The embattled lawmaker was arraigned before the court on May 2 on charges bordering on his alleged escape from a police vehicle in Abuja on April 24, 2018.

Ruling on the matter, the presiding Magistrate, Mabel Segun-Bello held that Melaye be allowed to travel.

Segun-Bello ruled that since Melaye’s health condition existed before the case was filed and the appointment at the hospital predated the trial, there was no need for a referral letter.


She ordered that Melaye’s international passport be released and be allowed to travel out of the country for treatment for a period of 20 days.

The Magistrate, however, ordered that Melaye returns the international passport to the custody of the Commissioner of Police of the FCT upon his return.

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