How I was detained at the airport -Dino Malaye
Abuja, April 23, 2018 (AltAfrika)-Nigerian senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, has given more insights into his arrest and detention at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
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He said, “My self and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and others were to be on an official trip to Morocco but while some have gone through the Lagos airport today, others are to depart tomorrow.
“I got to this airport I was checked in and was already in the lounge waiting for departure. Immigration officers invited me that there is a directive from the police that I can’t travel; that I am on their watch list. And I said it was not true, that the INTERPOL said they had not issue an alert on me
I opened INTERPOL’s website and showed them the denial. But they insisted that it was based on the directive from the police.
“I was disembarked and asked me to go to their office (at the airport). They snatched my passport but I snatched my thing back from them. I got it back! I’m still here with them. They circled me and said they were waiting for further instructions from the police.”
The embattled senator had twitted his ordeal and eventual arrest at the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport Abuja en route Morocco but it is been reported that he has been released by the police