By Yemi Itodo

A High Court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State capital, on Wednesday, granted bail to the embattled lawmaker representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye. 

The trial Judge in the gun-running allegation against the Kogi Senator, Justice Nasir Ajana, admitted Melaye to bail, with one surety for N10m.

Justice Ajana, who ruled on the bail application based his ruling on the conviction as submitted by the defense counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN).

He said the continued incarceration of Senator Melaye will jeopardise his health condition, which he said was “deteriorating.”

He also said that there was nothing to show that the applicant would jump bail if granted.

The trial will continue after it is certified that the lawmaker has recovered.