Melaye Senator accepts to speak to Police after raid on his house

Melaye is wanted for questioning over his alleged involvement in a case of unlawful possession of prohibited firearms.

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Kogi lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye, has announced his decision to finally accept the invitation by the Nigeria Police Force after officers raided his Abuja home on Monday, April 23, 2018.

After months of refusing to respond to an invitation by the police, the lawmaker was arrested by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, while he was on his way to Morocco for an official engagement on Monday.

He was released after a few hours but his residence in Maitama, Abuja, was soon invaded by police officers who wanted him to honour the invitations.

According to Melaye, after the raid, all of his police escorts were withdrawn in a bid to set him up again.

On Tuesday, April 24, the lawmaker took to his Twitter account (@dino_melaye) to reveal that he will be pay a visit to police authorities today.

He posted, "I will make myself available to the police today. My resolve to speak the truth and defend the poor masses of NIGERIA is Total. We shall overcome!"

 

Melaye a wanted man

Melaye is wanted for questioning over his alleged involvement in a case of unlawful possession of prohibited firearms.

After criminal suspects Kabiru Saidu, a.k.a Osama, and Nuhu Salisu, aka Small, were arrested at Ogojueje in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi on January 19, 2018, they confessed to the police that Senator Melaye hired them to cause unrest in the state ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Despite police authorities extending several public invitations to the lawmaker asking him to come in and answer questions about the allegations at its Kogi command, he refused to honour the invitations, alleging that the police was colluding with the Kogi State government to cause him harm.

He was officially declared wanted by the police on March 28, the day he was due to be arraigned in court over the charges of criminal conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms alongside Osama and Small who escaped from their prison cell. Both of them were rearrested before April 1, but the lawmaker refused to honour the invitation from authorities unless the questioning was transferred to the Abuja command.

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