Court turns down Dino Melaye’s application to remove police from his house

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Thursday, turned down an application to order the Nigerian Police Force to vacate the blockade it mounted at the residence of Senator Dino Melaye.

Melaye had approached the court after the police officers laid a siege to his residence following allegations by the senator that the police planned to poison him.

Rather, the court, in a ruling that was delivered by Justice N. E. Maha, okayed accelerated hearing of a fundamental rights enforcement suit the embattled lawmaker filed against the Police.

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A Federal High Court, in Abuja, has dismissed an application filed by embattled senator Dino Melaye for the court to issue an order for the removal of police blockade on his Abuja residence.

Melaye approached the court through his lawyer, Nkem Okoro of the Mike Ozekhome (SAN) chambers, for the enforcement of his fundamental human rights. The court had subsequently fixed today for the hearing of the ex-parte application filed together with the enforcement of his fundamental human rights’ suit.

In the ex-parte application, Melaye asked the court for an interim order of the court directing the police to vacate his residence and remove all blockades in front of the residence and allow his family and political associates to have access to him. He prayed the court to issue an order restraining the police from further threatening his life or putting his life in jeopardy pending the determination of the substantive suit.

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