Nigeria: We are not aware Dino Melaye was kidnapped – Police
Abuja, July 27, 2018 (AltAfrica)-The Nigeria Police have reacted to the “purported kidnap” of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West senatorial district.
Melaye was reportedly kidnapped Thursday morning at Gwagwalada by unknown gunmen when he was heading to Lokoja to attend a court session.
But the Nigeria Police denied knowledge of the kidnap, saying the incident was not reported in any station across the country.
“Nigeria Police Force have not received any complaint or report in any of its Police Stations or Divisions throughout the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) or any other State of the Federation of the kidnap of Senator Dino Melaye from any of his family member, friend, associate or staff to indicate that the Senator has been kidnapped”, Moshood has said.
He said the Police got “the report of the purported kidnap of Senator Dino Melaye in some sections of the media”.
Close associates of Melaye and his staff had circulated messages, alerting the public that some forces had arrived Abuja, using hilux van with Kogi State Government official plate number and a sienna bus, with the intention to cause harm to the outspoken Senator.