The Federal Government has arraigned Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, for allegedly framing Edward David, the chief of staff of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello.
Melaye pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge at the high court in Maitama, Abuja.
He is accused of deliberately giving false information to the police to frame Edward as the mastermind of his alleged assassination attempt.
Meanwhile, some protesters under the aegis of the Coalition of Nigerian Youth Leaders stormed the high court in solidarity with Melaye.
The protesters held placards with inscriptions: ‘No force can stop Dino Melaye’, ‘No one can kill the truth’, among others.
Senators Ben Murray-Bruce and Mao Ohuabunwa were amongst those who accompanied Melaye to court.