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Dino Melaye ‘I may be arrested soon,’ says Kogi senator

“I may be arrested immediately after this programme, the prison was built for people and not for animals,” Melaye said.

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Senator Dino Melaye


Kogi West lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye has cautioned the executive arm of government against the selective application of the law.

Melaye stated this at a special plenary session to mark the second anniversary of the 8th Senate on Friday, June 9, 2017.

The Kogi lawmaker expressed displeasure over the failure of the executive to relieve Ibrahim Magu of his job as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Recall that Magu was rejected twice by the Senate following a damning report by the Department of State Services (DSS).

“I may be arrested immediately after this programme, the prison was built for people and not for animals,” Melaye said.

“Posterity will not forgive us when we keep silent in the face of lies and persecution.

“The persecution we went through in the first two years must not continue in the second half. Mr President in leading us in this second half you must put on your seat belt; it is dangerous to drive without a seat belt.

“Where we need to speak the truth as senators, we must speak the truth no matter whose ox is gored. We must begin to identify that there is a uniform law in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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“No longer shall we allow the selective application of the law of the land. What is good for Abubakar is good for Nnamdi. Mr President, we have passed some people on the floor of this senate and those people that we have also disqualified by confirmation have been replaced by Mr President.

“That means that the president of the federal republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari recognises the powers of the senate to confirm.

“Why is Magu still in office? Mr President the truth is the truth we should not have selective application of the rule of law; one law for everybody. We must as a senate we must preserve the integrity of this institution,” the lawmaker added.

Speaking earlier, Senate President Bukola Saraki described the Senate under his watch as the most transparent arm of government.

Minority leader, Godswill Akpabio who extolled Saraki’s leadership qualities disclosed that he discouraged other candidates from contesting for the post of the Senate President in 2015.

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