A Kogi State High Court has struck out the case of assassination instituted against the chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, Taofiq Isa, by Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi State West Senatorial area at the National Assembly.
Senator Dino Melaye, had on April 2017, approached the court over alleged assassination attempt on his life by Isa and four others: Ade Obege, Abdullahi Isah, Michael Bamidele and Ahmed Ajayi.
In his ruling today, Tuesday, the trial judge, Fola Ajayi struck out the matter for want of diligent prosecution. He said that after four adjournments, the prosecution was not able to call their witnesses.
The trial judge held that the prosecution counsel could not open his case despite four adjournments, even as he gave a consequential order for the prosecution to start their case afresh whenever they are ready.
Reacting on behalf of the defense counsels, Zakari Abbas commended the trial judge for the judgment, adding: “as it stands, there is no criminal charges against the defendants.