VERY SAD!!! Senator Dino Melaye Breaks Silence, Releases Latest Update, Counters Police ‘Lying’ Report, Narrates His Own Side Of The Story

By Amako Nneji April 25, 2018 10:53

VERY SAD!!! Senator Dino Melaye Breaks Silence, Releases Latest Update, Counters Police ‘Lying’ Report, Narrates His Own Side Of The Story

Senator Dino Melaye, has explained the events leading to his reported escape from a moving Police vehicle that landed him in a Hospital, in Abuja, on Tuesday.

A statement signed by his Media Aide, Gideon Ayodele, on Wednesday morning, said that the Senator voluntarily submitted himself to the Police, and therefore, did not deserve to be forcibly taken to Kogi State to stand trial in a series of criminal indictments that include murder and armed robbery.

“Earlier in the morning, Senator Dino Melaye as a law-abiding citizen voluntarily submitted himself to the Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, who had laid siege to his private residence since around 3.35pm on Monday, April 23, 2018.

“He, along with his Lawyers and Personal Aides, were driven in his private car to the SARS office, in Guzape District of Abuja, sandwiched among the numerous Police vehicles earlier deployed to his house”, Ayodele said.

“However, shortly after Melaye entered the Police custody in Abuja, Officers dragged him in a vehicle and headed towards Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, which also falls under his Kogi-West Senatorial District. Mr. Melaye feared that his life would be in danger if taken to Lokoja, among other alleged sinister motives of both the Police and the State Government there”, the Aide said.

“The Senator also refused to go to Lokoja, because he had previously secured a Court relief for the case to be moved to Abuja”, Ayodele added.

“The public will vividly recall, that this same case involving Senator Dino Melaye had already been transferred to Abuja by the Chief Justice of the Federal High Court, after Senator Melaye expressed worry about his safety in Lokoja. Now, the question is why will they want to forcefully take him to Lokoja? The Senator believes they are doing the Kogi Governor’s bidding, in order to assassinate him.”

The Aide said that the Police has never written to Melaye, contrary to their claims in the media.

“For the avoidance of doubt, he had never evaded Police invitation before now, because there was none extended to him in the first place. Rather, what the Police FPRO, Mr. Jimoh Moshood, had been doing, was to summon the Senator through media briefings, a practice which is unconventional”, he said.

Ayodele stated that the family members and Political Associates of the Senator, are traumatised by his ordeal. He also said his principal did not jump out of a moving Police vehicle as reported in the media based on witnesses’ accounts.

However, he failed to say how Melaye managed to escape from the Police vehicle, before he started writhing on the ground as captured in viral videos.

The Police’s account was that Melaye escaped through the window of their vehicle, but this was readily disputed considering that the Senator is over six-feet tall, and by every account quite a large individual.

Melaye had been at the Hospital since yesterday afternoon, although the Police said they have re-arrested and planned to take him to Lokoja to stand trial.

Ayodele said the scene created yesterday, was “the last resort by Senator Dino Melaye, in order foil attempt to kidnap him and kill him, by agents of the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, in connivance with the Police.


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