Dino Melaye, a former Kogi West senator, has been discharged by a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja.
Naija News reports that the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami had levelled criminal charges against Melaye.
Malami accused Melaye of deliberately accusing the ex-Chief of Staff to the Kogi State Governor, now Deputy Governor, David Onoja of plotting to assassinate him in April 2017.
He also accused Melaye of giving a false statement during a conversation with Mohammed Abubakar, son of Abubakar Audu, ex-Kogi governor.
Reacting, the former senator denied committing the offence punishable under Sections 140 and 393 of the Penal Code Law, Cap. 89, Laws of Northern Nigeria, 1963
Delivering judgement on Tuesday, Justice Olasumbo Goodluck cleared Dino Melaye of giving false information to police.
He stated that there was no evidence that former Senator Dino Melaye gave false information to any person in public service.
The Judge described the evidence given by a government witness Mr. Edward Onoja as “vague and unreliable”
“Neither of the two witnesses elicited evidence on the status of Mohammed Abubaker Audu,” he stated.