- Senator Dino Melaye has made another statement over the police invasion of his Abuja residence
- Melaye said he is not currently in Abuja but will make himself available to the police next week, adding that the invasion is unnecessary
- Police operatives have occupied Melaye’s residence in Abuja, vowing not to leave until Melaye submits himself for arrest
Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West constituency in the National Assembly, has promised to make himself available to the police next week.
According to Channels TV, the controversial lawmaker on Friday, December 28, said he is not a criminal and has no reason to run from the police.
He said that the police invasion of his residence was unnecessary and that he will report himself to the police as soon as he returns to Abuja.
“I was informed that my house has been invaded. Over 40 policemen inside the compound and over 50 outside the gate. My staff were molested, beaten and handcuffed and taken away.
“Presently I’m outside Abuja. I’m a Senator of the Federal Republic of Abuja, I cannot run away. I will make myself available as soon as I’m back to town next week. I am not a criminal, I have not done anything wrong,” he said.
Legit.ng gathers that Melaye also accused the police of disobeying court order to release his international passport to him. According to him, a court order has said that his passport should be released by the police.
“The police have arraigned me in seven courts already. There is a judgement that my passport be given to me. For the past five months, the court order on the IG to return my passport they have refused to obey that order.
“Since April, my security details have been withdrawn by the Nigerian police. The resolution of the Senate for them to restore that has been ignored, all these is to expose me to attack and make me vulnerable.
“But God has been protecting me, he has been my shield and buckler, I cannot run away. I’m not a criminal, I will make myself available to the force headquarters as soon as I return on Monday (December 31),” he added.
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Melaye in a thread of tweets on Friday, December 28, earlier announced that his residence was under siege by the police. He said all entrances to his Abuja residence were secured by the police.
The police have also confirmed laying siege to Melaye’s Abuja residence saying the operatives will continue to occupy the house until he (Melaye) submits himself for arrest.
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