14 January 2019

Sentor Dino Melaye charged by Police for illegal arms possession

Embattled Senator Dino Melaye has been charged by the Nigerian Police for possession of illegal weapon. According to the charged filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja the department recovered a pump-action gun from the residence of the Senator after the raid in July last.
The charge sheet marked, FHC/ABJ/CR/07/2019 reads

“That you, Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West district in the 8th National Assembly, on or about the 20th day of July 2018, at about 12.30 hours under the jurisdiction of this honourable court, unlawfully had in your possession one automatic pump-action shotgun and 20 cartridges, which were recovered at your residence located in the Ayetoro Gbede area of Kogi State, when a search warrant was executed on the directives of the Nigeria Police Force at your above mentioned residence under your control and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27(1)(a)(i) of the Firearms Act Cap F28 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.”

According to the police the Eight persons that were present at Dino Melaye's house when the discovery was made will stand as a witness against him.

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