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Police charges Dino for alleged possession of illegal weapons
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Police charges Dino for alleged possession of illegal weapons

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The Nigeria Police has filed a charge against Kogi West lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye, for alleged illegal weapons possession.

In the charge, filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, the police said a pump-action gun was recovered from Mr Melaye’s house in July 2018, during a search of his property located in the Ayetoro Gbede area of Kogi State

The police also listed eight persons as witnesses, comprising six police officers, and two men they say were painting the Senator’s house when they came to search the property.

Senator Dino Melaye has been in a running battle with the police, who laid a siege at his Abuja residence for eight days before he surrendered.

Mr Melaye is insisting he is not yet fit for trial.

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