Senator Dino Melaye Finally Surrenders To Police After 8-day Siege

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, has surrendered to the police after over a week siege at his Abuja residence.

The police had vowed not to leave Melaye’s residence without arresting him. He was accused of culpable homicide, an allegation he denied.

The 8-day siege marked at least the fourth attempt to arrest Mr Melaye by the police in 2018.

The police, in a statement by its spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, while speaking on the reason for laying siege to Mr Melaye’s residence, said the senator, alongside his ‘armed thugs’, shot one Danjuma Saliu, a sergeant, in July 2018.

Rather than debunk or admit the fresh allegations made by the police, Mr Melaye simply said in a tweet, on Tuesday, that he is being wise and not scared, by hiding.

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Updated: January 4, 2019 — 10:25 pm

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