Controversial Nigerian senator representing Kogi west, Dino Melaye has an raised alarm over the ongoing attack in his apartment in Abuja. The senator took to his social media page to give updates on the the attack. He stated that the police have beaten up his security personnel and bundled him in a truck.
Dino Melaye reported that men which he presumed to be policemen blocked roads leading to his house. They men in black paraded round his streets at junctions blocking access to the senator’s house. He added that a man on Jallabia has been roaming round his street for more than ten times.
Dino Melaye told thecable.ng that he is monitoring the invasion through a surveillance camera.
Read his tweets below:
“All entrances to my residence in Mississippi have been secured by the police that claim there is no order to arrest me. One truck by centagon school too. Media and Nigerians take note. We have pictures of those involved.”
“They have just zoomed off the trucks leaving 3 men at different end of my street wearing black.”
“Two trucks with people wearing black in front on centagon school on Mississippi maitama. Toyota Siena at the entrance of Sangha street,gold colour Honda accord roaming the street.”
“A man in jallabia have gone forth and back my street more than 10 times.”
“Two hilux truck have now blocked my gate with men in mufti numbering 20”
“Cameras recording. They are trying to plant guns in the cars outside. We are watching”
“They have forcefully entered my compound”
“Police took over my Abuja residence. Beat security man to stupor and hand cuffed him and put him in a truck.”
Nigerian Police Denies Attacking Senator Dino Melaye
However, the Nigerian Police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood has denied any claims on the attack on Senator Dino Melaye.
Speaking to thecable.ng over the phone, he said,
“Why would they enter his residence? I am not aware of such I will make inquiries and get back to you. I will check with the relevant quarters and command.”
Anjuguri also told TheCable he did not have any information regarding the incident.
“I don’t have any information on that. I am not aware of it,”
Why is Senator Dino Melaye Being Attacked ?
In March this year, the Nigerian police declared Dino Melaye wanted after accusing him of supplying arms to suspected hoodlums. Dino Melaye was also charged with attempted suicide after he jumped off a moving vehicle while trying to escape the police custody.