Dino Melaye finally surrenders to police for arrest
4 January 2019 National
Nigerian lawmaker, representing Kogi West district, senator Dino Melaye has reportedly submitted himself for an arrest to the police after seven days of a siege on his Abuja residence, according to reports.
About 20 officers of the police were at Melaye’s residence on Friday, December 28 to arrest the lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial district. But he did not surrender to the Police, saying he was not in Abuja.
Melaye is currently standing trial in more than one suit. He has been accused of illegal possession of arms, gun running and sponsoring hoodlums in Kogi State.
The police carried out a search of the lawmaker’s residence in the nation’s capital while he was taken to the office of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) in Guzape.
Although Senator Melaye had earlier said he was not in the house, the police said he opened the door to the residence himself at about 3 pm today.
When he came out of the door, he reportedly slumped to the floor in the presence of some senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and police personnel.
He was later assisted onto his feet and eventually taken to the F-SARS headquarters amid tight security.