Embattled Nigerian senator Dino Melaye to surrender self to police
Abuja, April 24, 2018 (AltAfrika)-Tired by his continued embarrassment by the Nigeria police, Senator Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi West) has said he will make himself available to the Nigerian Police almost a month after he was declared wanted.
Melaye was also placed Interpol watchlist on March 28 by the Kogi State Command of the Nigerian Police. He was accused of giving the police false information in connection with an alleged attempt on his life in 2017.
“I will make myself available to the police today,” he said in a tweet on Tuesday morning. “My resolve to speak the truth and defend the poor masses of NIGERIA is Total.”
Two suspects paraded on March 19, whom the police said were part of an armed gang terrorising Kogi State, had claimed that the senator was their arms supplier. But Melaye denied the allegations, claiming that he was a victim of a “gang up to silence” him.
The suspects later escaped from jail on March 28 were, along with the senator, declared wanted.
“All the six suspects, Senator Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu were sent for watchlisting and red notice by the INTERPOL for immediate arrest anywhere we see them,” commissioner of police, Ali Janga said in a statement.
But Melaye insisted that the suspects did not escape from prions. He accused the police of either killing them or being complicit in their escape from custody. He also threatened to sue the inspector-general of police if the “two suspects are not produced dead or alive.”