Oluremi Tinubu "Dino wants to kill me," Senator petitions IGP

Mrs Tinubu has requested for police protection from Senator Dino who she says is a "threat" to her life.

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Senator Remi Tinubu

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The last is yet to be heard of the clash between Senator Dino Melaye and Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.

Senator Melaye allegedly said he will beat up and impregnate Mrs Tinubu during proceeding on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, July 14, 2016.

Melaye's statement which triggered reactions from Nigerians seems to have taken a new dimension.

In a letter addressed to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris on Monday, July 18, 2016, Mrs Tinubu requested for police protection from Senator Dino who she referred to as a "threat" to her life.

The letter reads;

“I am Senator Oluremi Tinubu representing the Lagos Central Senatorial District of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“During the proceedings of the senate on Tuesday, July 14 2016, I had cause to contribute to a matter of national importance. Apparently dissatisfied with my contributions, Senator Dino Melaye threw caution to the winds, resorted to vulgar abuse of my person and wanted to assault me.

“It was the timely intervention of a number of colleagues which prevented Senator Melaye from unleashing physical attack on me. However, as the leadership of the senate did not call him to order in the circumstance, he proceeded to threaten my life without any provocation whatsoever.

“In view of Senator Melaye’s antecedent, particularly in the House of Representatives, where a brawl led by him had led to the untimely death of a member, I have decided not to ignore his threat to my life. Therefore, I’m compelled to urge you to use your good offices to provide me with adequate security.

“Please accept the assurances of my highest regards and esteem."

Here is a copy of the letter:

Remi Tinubu's letter play

Senator Oluremi Tinubu's letter to the Inspector General of Police

 

Meanwhile, members of the Women Concern Group held a protest in Lagos earlier today against Senator Melaye over his comment on Mrs Tinubu.

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