Dino Melaye’s police saga continues; Jumps out of moving van


Some armed policemen and Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West were on Tuesday afternoon in a rough struggle at the Area 1 part of Abuja metropolis.

According to The Sun, embattled senator Dino Melaye this afternoon jumped off the vehicle that was conveying him to Kogi state and ran into the thick bush nearby. He was arrested by SARS officers in Abuja this morning and was being transported to Kogi state where he is expected to respond to allegations of sponsoring two assassins. 

After weeks of reportedly not honoring police invitations, he was prevented from traveling out of Nigeria to Morocco for an official assignment yesterday April 23rd.

It would be recalled that it was in the Kogi High Court that the police from the outset wanted to arraign Melaye but he objected on safety grounds.

Melaye, before this allegation of conspiracy and possession of illegal firearms preferred against him, has been in a running political battle with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state. He had on two separate occasions reported cases of assassination attempts on his life in Kogi to the police.

It is against this backdrop that he apparently preferred his arrest and arraignment in Abuja than for the police to arrest, detain or arraign him in Kogi state.



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