A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Constituency, in the sum of N100,000 and one surety, who is not less than a level 14 in the Federal Civil Service.
Senator Melaye was charged to court Thursday on a two-count charge of giving false information against the Chief of Staff to the Kogi State Government, Edward David.
But he pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.
The Federal Government is also accusing Melaye of attempting to frame someone. The government objected his bail application but the judge, Justice Olasunmbo Goodluck held that a person is innocent until proven otherwise.
She further added that the Federal Government failed to provide evidence of persuading the court to deny bail.
The trial has been adjourned till May 16 and 17, 2018.