By Joseph Erunke
ABUJA – SENATOR Dino Melaye will on Thursday morning, file a N5 billion libel suit against an online media platform, SaharaReporters,Vanguard gathered late Wednesday.
The senator who represents Kogi West Senatorial District,on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, according to a source,is taking the action against the organisation for alleged defamation of character, wrongful accusation, among other charges.
The suit, according to his media office, would be file at the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court, at 9am today.
When contacted for confirmation by Vanguard, the Kogi born legislator admitted that he had concluded arraignment for filing of the suit this morning.
Recall that Melaye has been embroiled in certificate scandal since Sahara Reporters, an online media platform, published report that the lawmaker never graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he attended his first degree course.
The development court the Senate attention Tuesday, leading to its decision to refer the matter to its Ethics and Privileges Committee for investigation ,when Senator Ali Ndume, APC, Borno South, brought up the issue during plenary.
The committee was directed to investigate the claim that he does not possess an authentic first degree certificate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
During the day’s plenary presided over by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, the upper legislative chamber decided to conduct the investigations, following a point of order raised by ousted Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, who noted that both issues, raised by the online medium, borders on the privileges of the senators.