Kogi And Abuja Police Declares Dino Melaye Wanted

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Dino Melaye, Senator representing Kogi West District in the National Assembly, has been declared wanted by the Kogi State Police Command.

In a statement in Lokoja, the command stated that it took the action in connection with the July 19 shooting of one of its operatives, Sgt. Danjuma Salihu by thugs suspected to be loyal to the senator.

Melaye has also been officially requested by the Police in Abuja to report at its headquarters for questioning, following his involvement in a protest by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja on October 5, 2018.

The statement signed by the command’s spokesman, DSP William Aya, said that the clarification was due to the allegation by Melaye on his twitter page of Oct. 12 that the ADC to Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi led some officers to his house to assassinate him.

“The ADC has nothing to do with this case. The Command wish to state unequivocally that the statement is not only a figment of the imagination of Sen. Melaye who has mastered the art of political gimmickry, but totally false, malicious and highly mischievous.

“The Commissioner of Police sent Police Officers to his country home for arrest, unfortunately we did not get him at home,” the statement said.

Aya added that Melaye was invited officially through letter No. AR:3000/KGS/X/VOL.43/670 dated 23/7/2018 to come and answer the charges on him but has refused to honour the invitations.

“The Senator is wanted by the Kogi State Police Command for criminal conspiracy, attempted culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms,” the statement explained.

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