The Senator, who represents the Kogi West Senatorial District, has been frequently criticized for his extravagant lifestyle which features fast cars and an alleged multi-billion naira mansion.
Senator Dino Melaye has said that he is an “anti-corruption person” and an investigator who likes to expose corrupt dealings in Nigeria.
Melaye made the declarations on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, during an interview with Channels Television.
“I am a private investigator if you follow my trend, you will know that I am an anti-corruption person and I take delight in investigating and finding out the leakages and corruption in our system in a way to build a new Nigeria of our dream,” he said.
“I do not have the capability, capacity or powers to individually investigate any government institution, but by presenting primary fact to the senate, the senate will constitute a body that is relevant and proper investigation will be carried.
“As legislators what we do is like whistle blowing and when you blow your whistle you may not get 100 percent, but at least it will be a lead,” he added.
His response to this has always been “No vex, na God” pidgin English for “Don’t be angry, it’s God’s work.”
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