N56B Loot: Court Re-examine Dino Corruption Suit against Ex-Kogi gov,Ibrahim Idris

The Lokoja High Court will reconvene on Wednesday, 24th July, 2013 to re-examine the documented pictorial evidences presented by the former Federal lawmaker, Dino Melaye, who sued ex-Governor Ibrahim Idris of Kogi State over alleged corruption, looting and massive misappropriation of state funds.

SavidNews Nigeria was in court when Mr. Melaye’s suit was earlier adjourned to Wednesday July 24th, 2013 following the corruption fighter absence in court owing to health challenges.

SavidNews Nigeria has on a good Intel that the lawmaker could be in attendance on Wednesday despite peculiar role in other activism related activities alongside his lawyer.

The former lawmaker accuses Mr. Idris of squandering N57 billion of the state’s fund during an eight-month period that the Supreme Court decided that the governor overstayed in office.

Mr. Melaye, who heads an anti-corruption network, wants Mr. Ibrahim Idris declared guilty of looting the funds spent by his administration within a period that the Supreme Court declared the administration illegal with court ruling was handed down last year January 27.

Mr. Melaye’s lawsuit commenced on April 29 in a Lokoja High Court, with I. Akubo appearing as the former governor’s defense lawyer.

Mr. Idris was removed from office alongside four other governors last year after a ruling by the Supreme Court held that they were enjoying an illegally extended tenure.

The other governors affected by the ruling were Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa, Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto and Liyel Imoke of Cross River State with all five governors removed by the Supreme Court judgment belonged to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, SavidNews Nigeria can reliably report that, Mr. Melaye, a former member of the House of Representatives, is running for Senate under the Kogi-West Senatorial district of the state.

Mr Melaye’s Senate quest has continued gathering plenty of storms and pitched him in face-to-face battle with incumbent two-term sitting Senator, Mr Smart Adeyemi who craves the third since he announced intentions.

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