Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, has announced that he would file a lawsuit against the federal government and the Nigerian Police before the International Criminal Court, ICC.
The Senator, who is currently embattled in two cases against the Police, announced this via Twitter on Saturday.
According to Melaye, the “bell of justice” just reign across Nigeria, even if it means the objective assessment comes from outside the country.
“Filing my case at the International Criminal Court of Justice in few days (sic). Justice shall reign and must reign across the land, from the savannah to the hinterland, from the desert to the dark forests across the Niger. Let the bell of Justice reign EVERYWHERE. SDM.”
The lawmaker is currently arranged before two courts in Abuja and Kogi state over alleged gun-running, attempted suicide, among other charges.
He sustained injuries during one of his struggles with the policemen after he was alleged to have jumped out of a police moving vehicle and was subsequently hospitalised.
Melaye, who is currently out on bail, returned to the Senate on Wednesday for the first time in over a month to attend the upper chamber’s plenary.
He caused a stir after he sat in the section designated for the opposition party, Peoples’ Democratic Party, rather than with his colleagues in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Senator Melaye caused more fuss on Thursday after he described President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent remarks castigating the National Assembly members as “unpresidential.”