A prosecution witness on Friday told an FCT High Court in Apo, Abuja that Senator Dino Melaye damaged two police vehicles in an attempt to escape from custody.
The witness, ASP Dennis Agbi, a member of the IGP Special Tactical Squad, made the allegation while testifying in the ongoing case of attempted suicide, attempt to escape from custody and damage to police property filed against Melaye.
Melaye, who represents Kogi West Senatorial District, is facing trial on a six-count charge of attempted suicide, attempt to escape from custody and damage to police property.
The witness informed the court that while on duty on April 24, 2018, a white-coloured Toyota Hilux with registration No. MKA 603 GY, was brought to him to record as an exhibit.
He further told the court that when he inspected the evidence, he discovered that the right headlight of the van and part of the vehicle’s bumper were damaged.
Agbi told the court that he marked the Hilux as exhibit No. CER/STS/11/2018A in his records.
He said that the second vehicle was a white Hiace bus with the front right side mirror broken, and the left side back window glass broke.
The witness told the court that he marked the bumper CER/STS/11/2018B in his records.
After the inspection of the vehicles by the judge, they were admitted and marked as exhibits by the court.
The prosecution counsel, Mr Jovi Oghojafor, said that the certified true copy of the records of the exhibit was not available to be tendered in court.
He further requested an adjournment to enable him to bring it at the next adjourned day.
Justice Silvanus Oriji adjourned the case until May 16, May 27 and May 28.