Assassination Attempt: Court Orders Prosecutor to Appear With Melaye’s Case File

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Justice Fola Ajayi of the Kogi State High Court sitting in Lokoja has ordered the prosecutor in the case of assassination attempt on Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) to appear with the case file at the next adjournment.

Justice Ajayi, yesterday at the resumed hearing of the case brought against the Chairman of Ijumu Local Government Area (LGA), Alhaji Taufiq Isa and four others for the alleged assassination attempt, frowned at the continuous absence of the prosecutor, Lough Simon and his team.

He said he has a limited time to conclude the case, being a criminal case that “requires us starting afresh”.

He urged the prosecuting counsel to appear physically with the case file at the next hearing before granting an adjournment till March 22.

The death of the former judge handling the case, Justice Arome Akogwu, last December, cause the reassignment of the case to Justice Atayi.

Since the reassignment, the prosecution counsel and his team have failed to appear in court for the second time running.

Credit: Nation

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