Nigeria Police parades suspected thugs working for Senator Melaye
Abuja, March 19, 2018 (AltAfrika)-Nigeria Police on Monday paraded two suspected political thugs allegedly working for the controversial lawmaker representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye and the son of late Kogi governorship aspirant, Mohammed Audu in Lokoja, Kogi State.
The suspects paraded are, Kabiru Saidu a.k.a Osama and Nuhu Salisu a.k.a (small).
According to him, the two suspects upon interrogation confessed working as political thug for Alhaji Mohammed Audu and Senator Dino Melaye.
He presented the alleged confession of the suspects thus: “Alhaji Mohammed invited the gang leader Kabiru Osama to Abuja and introduced him to Senator Dino Melaye and they met on airport road Abuja inside Dino Melaye car in December, 2017.
“The suspects further confessed that Senator Melaye told him that they should start working for the senator as his political thugs and they should recruit and train more other thugs to work for him in preparation toward 2019 general election town him (Dino Melaye) challenge his political opponents and disorganized Kogi State”.
The police spokesman alleged that the suspects confessed in their voluntary statements to the police that senator Dino Melaye handed over a bag containing one AK 47 rifle, two pump action guns and the sum of four hundred and thirty thousand naira (N430,000) to share with his boy.
He further stated that consequent upon the indictment and criminal confession of the principal suspect Kabiru Saidu, the police wrote to the Senate requesting Dino Melaye to report to the Kogi State police command to answer questions relating to criminal offences levelled against him, to enable the police carry out a discreet investigation into the confession of the principal suspect but the lawmaker refused to honour the police invitation.
The two suspects in an interview with journalists confessed to the allegation against Senator Melaye and Muhammed Audu. They said, “we were contacted by Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu to work as political thugs during the 2019 general election”.
The men, police said not only confessed to have been working for the two politicians but the were also involved in several kidnappings in the state and environs.