The Nigeria Police has vowed to arrest Dino Melaye, Senator representing Kogi West on the Senate. Mr Melaye had earlier within the day raised alarm of a police seige laid at his Abuja residence.
Moments after elevating the alarm, the Police forcefully gained entry to his compound and has continued with the siege. The police personnel believes the lawmaker is within the constructing regardless of denial from Melaye.
Stating its motive for the siege, the Police in an announcement from its spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, mentioned the Senator is needed in connection to an alleged assault on a police personnel.
“The Police operatives at the moment within the residence of Senator Dino Melaye are to impact his arrest to reply to the case of tried culpable murder on the capturing of a Police Officer, Sgt Danjuma Saliu, hooked up to 37 Police Cell Pressure (PMF) whereas on responsibility at a cease and search level alongside Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa Highway in Kogi state,” the assertion from Moshood mentioned.
“The above offence was dedicated by Senator Dino Melaye and his armed thugs in Kogi State on the 19th July, 2018 after they shot and wounded a police officer, Sgt Danjuma Saliu, hooked up to 37 Police Cell Pressure (PMF) whereas on responsibility at a cease and search level alongside Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa Highway in Kogi state.
“The Police Officer is but to recuperate from the gunshot damage he sustained through the assault and nonetheless beneath intensive medical care. “The Police investigators have written the Clerk of the Nationwide Meeting for Senator Dino Melaye to report at Kogi State Police Command, CIID, Lokoja for him to reply to those offences towards him beneath investigation in Kogi State Police Command however he has bluntly refused to report himself to the Police.
“The Police operatives will proceed to be in wait on the residence of Senator Dino Melaye till he surrenders himself for arrest. The offence for which Senator Dino Melaye is being investigated is capital in nature and never compoundable.
“The Pressure won’t tolerate assault on its personnel by any particular person irrespective of how extremely positioned. The legislation should take its course,” it added. Melaye and the police have had a operating battle for the reason that senator was named by suspects in a homicide case.
The newest improvement comes days after the lawmaker hinted of plans to abduct and inject him to loss of life.
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