Court Refuses Melaye’s Plea To Order Police Out Of Residence

SAN FRANCISCO, January 03, (THEWILL) – Senator Dino Melaye’s request that the Police should vacate his residence has been refused by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

Melaye, representing Kogi West at the National Assembly, had approached a court to seek for an order for the Police to leave having laid a siege on his residence since December 28th, 2018.

An ex-parte application could have allowed the judge to grant the order without hearing from the police.

While ruling on the ex-parte application on Thursday, a High Court Judge, N. E. Maha, failed to grant the application, but ruled that the matter at hand be granted a faster and more definitive hearing.

The Police had said in its statements that Melaye is wanted for his involvement in a culpable homicide and the arming of thugs.

The Police have also said they will continue to be at Melaye’s residence till he surrenders himself for arrest.

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