Dino Melaye Caught On Tape 'Bribing' Tribunal Judge Akoh Ikpeme
Nigerian Senator, Dino Melaye, is at the middle of another controversy with the emergence of an audio recording from Sahara Reporters alleging bribery against the controversial senator.
The audio is supposedly of a phone conversation between him and the tribunal judge who handled his election case in 2015, Justice Akon Ikpeme.
In the recording, Justice Akoh is heard requesting for a bribe in dollars and asking Melaye to assist a person Dino repeatedly referred to as her "daughter" secure a job at the Cross Rivers State Ministry of Health.
The audio does not prove whether Dino Melaye did all that was discussed by the voices but in 2016, Justice Ikpeme dismissed a petition by Smart Adeyemi, Senator Melaye’s opponent.
This, however, aligns with the plot in the conversation, which was allegedly aimed to favour Melaye.