Senator Dino Melaye has just been granted bail by a court in Lokoja.
Melaye was not present in court when his bail application was heard and granted.
The senator was granted bail on health grounds.
Justice Nasir Ajana, who ruled on the bail application before a Lokoja High Court on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, said his ruling was on the conviction as submitted by the defense counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN).
Ozekhome had submitted that the continued incarceration of Senator Melaye will jeopardize his health condition, which he said was “deteriorating.”
Ajana also ruled that there was nothing to show that the applicant would jump bail if granted one.
Melaye was taken to Lokoja from Abuja to face charges bordering on damaging of government property, criminal conspiracy, illegal possession of firearms and attempted suicide.
On May 3, 2018, Melaye was denied bail by the Senior Magistrate Court 2 in Lokoja, Kogi state and remanded in prison.
The senator is reportedly battling asthma and has made court and public appearances from a stretcher.
Melaye has been locked in a political battle with his State Governor Yahaya Bello for some time now.