Assassination: Kogi Integrity Group Backs FG’s Decision to Sue Senator Melaye

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A political group, Kogi Integrity Group ( KIG) has expressed support to the Federal Government over its decision to charge Sen. Dino Melaye to court for allegedly giving a false information to the police.
The group in a statement issued and circulated among media houses in Lokoja on Sunday said that the move will serve as a warning to politicians that are in the habit of blackmailing their opponents.
The statement signed by the President of KIG, Mr Zacchaeus Dare Michael urged the office of the attorney -general of the federation to pursue the case to a logical conclusion.
It also condemned Melaye’s incessant attack on the person and administration of Gov. Yahaya Bello and urged him to stop giving the state a bad image.
The group called on the indigenes of the state both at home and abroad to rally round the state government in its efforts to provide democracy dividends for the people.
It also described the Chief of Staff to the governor, Mr Edward Onoja as a God fearing man who could not hurt a fly talk less of attempting the life of a fellow human being.
The statement commended the police for doing a thorough investigation into the matter and for absolving Onoja from the “  frivolous and unfounded allegation.
The Federal Government had in a suit number CR/106/18 filed before a federal high court in Maitama, Abuja on January 31, accused Melaye of giving a false information to police on assassination attempt on his life.
The suit filed by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) alleged that Melaye falsely accused Onoja  of being behind the assassination attempt on his life at Ayetoro – Gbede, Kogi State on April 17, 2017.
Melaye is currently representing Kogi West Senatorial District.
The senator was also accused of making false statement of facts in a phone conversation with Mr. Mohammed Audu Abubakar, a son of the late former governor of Kogi State Abubakar Audu, with the intention of harming the reputation of Onoja.
The offenses are punishable under sections 140 and 393 of the Peal Code Law, Cap. 89, Laws of Northern Nigeria, 1963.



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