By Akinwale Kasali
After several weeks of absence at the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District, attended plenary on Wednesday in a cervical collar and with a walking stick.
This was the first time the embattled lawmaker will attend the plenary after over one month of absence.
The reason for Melaye’s absence in the senate is not far-fetched, as he had been involved in struggles with men of the Nigeria Police before his arraignment before Abuja and Kogi State courts over alleged gun-running, attempted suicide among other allegations leveled against the lawmaker.
As a result of these travails, Melaye was hospitalised after sustaining serious degree level of injuries, forcing him to have been absent at the senate.
Announcing his presence at the hallowed chamber, Melaye raised a point of order to thanks the Senate, the House of Representatives and the leaderships for defending him during his travails.