Stop singing during plenary, Saraki tells Melaye

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki yesterday scolded Senator Dino Melaye for singing during plenary.

While speaking during plenary session at the National Assembly on Wednesday, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, cautioned Senator Melaye over his dramatized action on the floor of the Senate.

Melaye had told the Senate that while he sent legal representations to the Kogi High Court, despite not being served any summon, the police instead of presenting the suspects in court were asking for a bench warrant to arrest him.

Melaye said: “Mr President, we were all supposed to appear before the Lokoja High court this morning. My lawyers were in court at 9:00am and the case was called up and the prosecutor of the Nigerian police could not produce the two persons.

“Instead of producing the two persons, they asked the judge for a bench warrant for an arrest but the judge refused to grant their prayers; the judge said despite the fact that I have not been served, I sent representation to the court and the main accused persons are absent in court.”

The Senate President at this point called the senator to order, asking him to behave like an elder and stop the drama.

“Please, Senator Melaye, you are an elder statesman and we expect that you conduct yourself as such.

“The Senate chamber is not a place for drama, and I urge you to stick to the issue to underscore its seriousness,” he said.


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