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Nigerian senator Dino Melaye in police detention Nigerian senator Dino Melaye in police detention
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Melaye had been released on bail for N90 million ($250,000) only to then be arrested shortly after release Melaye had been released on bail for N90 million ($250,000) only to then be arrested shortly after release
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<div>Nigerian Senator Dino Melaye was remanded in to police custody until June 11 2018, after losing his appeal for bail, along with two others (<em><a href="http://dailypost.ng/2018/05/03/breaking-court-remands-dino-melaye-police-custody/">Daily Post Nigeria</a></em>).</div>  Nigerian Senator Dino Melaye was remanded into police custody until June 11, 2018, after losing his appeal for bail, along with two others (<em><a href="http://dailypost.ng/2018/05/03/breaking-court-remands-dino-melaye-police-custody/">Daily Post Nigeria</a></em>).
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<div>Melaye was brought to court on Thursday after being arraigned (charges formally presented to him) for charges including: alleged gunrunning (<em><a href="http://saharareporters.com/2018/05/03/breaking-melaye-spend-five-weeks-police-custody">Sahara Reporters</a></em>), illegal possession and transfer of firearms, criminal conspiracy (<a href="https://guardian.ng/news/judge-remands-melaye-two-others-in-police-custody-till-june-11/"><em>The Guardian Nigeria</em>), </a>damage to government property, attempted suicide and escape from lawful custody (<em><a href="http://dailypost.ng/2018/05/03/breaking-court-remands-dino-melaye-police-custody/">Daily Post Nigeria</a></em>).</div>  Melaye was brought to court on Thursday after being arraigned (or charges formally presented to him) for charges including: alleged gunrunning (<em><a href="http://saharareporters.com/2018/05/03/breaking-melaye-spend-five-weeks-police-custody">Sahara Reporters</a></em>), illegal possession, and transfer of firearms, criminal conspiracy (<a href="https://guardian.ng/news/judge-remands-melaye-two-others-in-police-custody-till-june-11/"><em>The Guardian Nigeria</em>), </a>damage to government property, attempted suicide and escape from lawful custody (<em><a href="http://dailypost.ng/2018/05/03/breaking-court-remands-dino-melaye-police-custody/">Daily Post Nigeria</a></em>).
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<div>The senior Magistrate, Sulyman Abdullah, concluded Melaye's case was not bailable, with him earlier having escaped from a police custody, and ordered all three accused persons be remanded at the police custody (<a href="https://guardian.ng/news/judge-remands-melaye-two-others-in-police-custody-till-june-11/"><em>The Guardian Nigeria</em>).</a> This was despite Melaye’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, arguing that with Melaye bedridden, from a spinal chord injury, it would not be possible for him to jump bail.  (<a href="https://guardian.ng/news/judge-remands-melaye-two-others-in-police-custody-till-june-11/"><em>The Guardian Nigeria</em>)</a>.</div>  Senior Magistrate Sulyman Abdullah concluded Melaye's case was not bailable, with him earlier having escaped from police custody, and ordered all three accused persons be remanded at the police custody (<a href="https://guardian.ng/news/judge-remands-melaye-two-others-in-police-custody-till-june-11/"><em>The Guardian Nigeria</em>).</a> This was despite Melaye’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, arguing that with Melaye bedridden, from a spinal chord injury, it would not be possible for him to jump bail.  (<a href="https://guardian.ng/news/judge-remands-melaye-two-others-in-police-custody-till-june-11/"><em>The Guardian Nigeria</em>)</a>.
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<div>Melaye had been with the police from April 24 for a week before being released on bail for N90 million ($250,000), only to then be arrested shortly after release.</div>  Melaye had been with the police from April 24 for a week before being released on bail for N90 million ($250,000), only to then be arrested shortly after release.
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