COURT HAS ORDER THE ARRAINMENT OF EDWARD ONOJA IN CONNECTION WITH MELAYE'S MURDER ATTEMPT


Tom Olasunkanmi

The Federal High Court sitting in Lokoja today has ordered for the arraignment of the Chief of staff to the governor of Kogi State, Mr.  Edward Onoja in connection with the attempted murder of Senator Dino Melaye early this year.

It could be recalled that the Police Force headquarters, early this year, paraded the Chairman of Ijumu Local Government Area, LGA, in Kogi State,  Mr. Taofik Isah,  and five other  suspects,  for allegedly attempting to assassinate Senator Dino Melaye on April 15, 2017, at his residence at Iyala, Ijumu area of the state. Other suspects paraded are Ade Obage, Abdullahi Isa, Ahmed Ajayi, Michael Bamidele, and ex-Police Sergeant Ede James, orderly to Chairman of Ijumu LGA, Kogi State.

The Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, CSP Jimoh Moshood, then said five AK 47 rifles, 2 locally made single-barrel shot guns, one Barreta pistol, 25 expended shells of 7.62mm ammunition, 13 expended shells of 9mm ammunition, 12 expended shells guage cartridge and one ambulance Hyundai bus were recovered as exhibits.

The firearms were sent for ballistics experts’ examination, test and analysis at the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, FCIID, Lagos”, the FPRO confirmed.

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