‘I’m not a criminal that would run away’ – Dino Melaye tells Police


Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, has said he would turn himself in to the police next week.

Recall that Melaye had raised the alarm earlier in the week that police operatives invaded his Abuja residence.

Speaking with Channels Television, Melaye stated that he was not a criminal and has no reason to run from the police.

He explained that the police invasion of his residence was unnecessary and that he will report himself to the police as soon as he returns to Abuja.

Melaye said: “I was informed that my house has been invaded. Over 40 policemen inside the compound and over 50 outside the gate. My staff were molested, beaten and handcuffed and taken away.

“Presently I’m outside Abuja. I’m a Senator of the Federal Republic of Abuja, I cannot run away. I will make myself available as soon as I’m back to town next week. I am not a criminal; I have not done anything wrong.”

The lawmaker also accused the police of disobeying court order to release his international passport to him.

“The police have arraigned me in seven courts already. There is a judgement that my passport be given to me. For the past five months, the court order on the IG to return my passport they have refused to obey that order.

“Since April, my security details have been withdrawn by the Nigerian police. The resolution of the Senate for them to restore that has been ignored, all this is to expose me to attack and make me vulnerable.

“But God has been protecting me, he has been my shield and buckler, I cannot run away. I’m not a criminal, I will make myself available to the force headquarters as soon as I return on Monday,” he addeddp.


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