The senator representing Kogi West senatorial district in the National Assembly, Sen. Dino Melaye has vowed to approach the International Criminal Court at The Hague, Netherlands over his case with the Federal Government.
He made this known in a personally-signed terse statement posted on his Twitter page on Saturday morning.
Recall that Melaye is being prosecuted both in Abuja and Lokoja, Kogi State by the police.
Filing my case at the International Criminal Court of Justice in few days. 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.
— Senator Dino Melaye (@dino_melaye) June 2, 2018
In Abuja, he is accused of attempted suicide and damaging government property, after he attempted to jump out of a moving police vehicle. Justice Olasunbo Goodluck has however adjourned the case indefinitely.
In Lokoja, the senator is accused of providing false information to police and supplying arms to thugs.
The controversial senator has however alleged persecution by the government.
The ICC has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, and it remains to be seen how Melaye will go about the case as the ICC does not entertain cases from individuals.