Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Audio: Senator Dino Melaye Allegedly Caught On Tape Bribing Tribunal Judge

An audio tape obtained by Saharareporters has revealed how Nigerian Senator Dino Melaye compromised Justice Akon Ikpeme, the tribunal judge who handled his election case in 2015.

In the tape, which captures a telephone conversation between Justice (Mrs) Akoh and Mr. Melaye, the judge is overheard asking Mr. Melaye to give her a bribe in US dollars. She also asks Mr. Melaye to assist a person Dino repeatedly referred to as her "daughter" secure a job at the Cross Rivers State Ministry of Health.

Sahara Reporters investigation reveals that Justice Ikpeme is married to a Cross River medical doctor. She is reportedly number 3 in the hierarchy of the Cross Rivers judiciary.

Saharareporters could not confirm if Mrs. Ikpeme’s daughter got a job with the Cross Rivers state government, but in a second call between her and Mr. Melaye, the Senator bragged that he had already spoken to the state governor, Prof. Ben Ayade.

In 2016, Justice Ikpeme dismissed a petition by Smart Adeyemi, Mr. Melaye’s opponent, in accordance to the plot to let Mr. Melaye off the hook at the election tribunal.

SaharaReporters contacted the spokesperson to the  Cross Rivers state governor, Christian Ita who said they could only locate a family member of the Ikpeme’s who was already a civil servant in the state before Prof. Ayade became the state governor in 2015.

14 comments:

  1. Sahara reporters looking for all means to bring this man down

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    1. You are a goat . is that not Dino melaye ´s voice?

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  2. Mtchews, one politician is sponsoring this people to do this. Poltician propanganda

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  3. Bribery and corruption has eaten deep into Nigeria

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  4. This man sef, He is just a pretenders..Mtcheewww

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  5. That's not a video, please show us video

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  6. May sahara reporters not be on my case

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  7. May sahara reporters not be on my case

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  8. The truth can never stay hidden forever..

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  9. Sahara Reporters lost it somewhere along the line, so no one takes them serious unless they are against your foe

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  10. I have actually listened to the audio and there is no proof of bribery in it

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