Senator Dino Melaye has been allegedly abducted by unknown gunmen.
According to his colleague in the senate, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, he got wind of the kidnap by one Moses Melaye, a brother of the senator.
I have just been informed by Moses Melaye, @dino_melaye’s brother, that Dino has been abducted by unknown persons in a Toyota Sienna that blocked their car and overpowered them on their way to Kogi to answer to Dino’s court case. Lets be on the watch out. Will keep you updated.
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) July 26, 2018
Sen. Melaye (PDP, Kogi West) was among the 14 senators who defected from the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday.
His defection came a day before he was arraigned at an FCT Magistrate Court on six counts for allegedly aiding criminals and attempted suicide.
The embattled lawmaker was invited to report to the Kogi State office of police commissioner, Ali Janga, by 10:00 a.m. today.
Neither the Kogi Police nor FCT command has confirmed the kidnap.