By Biola Adebayo
A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday declined a request by Senator Dino Melaye, for police officers to vacate his residence and desist from further attempts at arresting him.
Senator Melaye had approached the court after the police officers laid a siege for day seven to his residence following allegations by the senator that the police planned to poison him.
In an ex-parte applications Senate Melaye sought the court for enforcement of his fundamental rights in the same court.
An ex-parte application could have allowed the judge to grant the order without hearing from the police.
The presideng Judge , Justice N.E. Maha in a ruling on the ex-parte application on Thursday declined the application, but ruled that the substantive matter be granted accelerated hearing.
The police insisted on arresting Senator Melaye, accusing him of involvement in the shooting of a police officer which is a culpable homicide before the law.