Alleged bribery tape: Sen. Adeyemi promises more revelations about Dino Melaye

1361, Senator Smart Adeyemi

Senator Smart Adeyemi, who represented Kogi West for two terms, on Sunday, promised to release more shocking revelations about his successor, Senator Dino Melaye.

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Adeyemi made this promise at a press briefing in Abuja, where he demanded an investigation into an audio tape of Senator Melaye and Justice Akon Ikpeme published by SaharaReporters.

In the tape, Melaye was allegedly caught promising Justice Ikpeme who headed the Election Petition Tribunal hearing his case with Senator Adeyemi money in exchange for favourable judgement.

Adeyemi yesterday said there was foul play in the way his election petition was struck out by Justice Ikpeme-led Election Petition Tribunal.

He pleaded with the Chief Justice of the Federation and the National Judicial Council (NJC) to probe the alleged audio tape of the conversation.

He said: “I hold the view that members of the Justice Akon Ikpeme-led panel have the burden to come out and prove their innocence to the world, especially as touching on the recent leaked telephone conversation between Justice Ikpeme and a litigant in her tribunal in the person of Dino Melaye. Nigerians are watching and waiting.”

Continued: “I am not in doubt that money and other extraneous unethical considerations played an active role in the various rulings of the Justice Ikpeme-led panel in favour of Dino Melaye. If my brother Dino denies the audio clip, let him look at the mirror before him, the person will appear. For two years, I kept praying to God to make a show of shame of all conspirators against me at the tribunal. By the power of God, more revelations will still come!”

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