Police Declare Melaye Wanted Again

The Kogi State Police Command has again declared Senator Dino Melaye wanted for alleged criminal conspiracy, attempted culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

This was confirmed in a statement on Saturday, in which Commissioner of Police in the state, Ali Janga, alleged that the lawmaker mobilized some thugs that shot and injured a police personnel Sergeant Danjuma Daliu who is currently receiving treatment in a hospital in Abuja.

According to him, Senator Melaye was invited officially by the command in a letter dated July 23 to come and answer the charges on him but refused to honour the invitation till date.

The police boss accused the lawmaker of making claims on his Twitter page that the Aide-de-Camp to Governor Yahaya Bello had mobilized and led police officers to assassinate him in his country home at Aiyetoro.

But CP Janga described the Senator’s allegation as “totally false, malicious and highly mischievous to discredit the person of the ADC.”

The Commissioner of Police also appealed to Senator Melaye to report himself at the Command’s headquarters in Lokoja, the state capital and stop joining issues with people who have nothing to do with the case at hand.

Melaye had accused the police of bias, demanding that they transfer the recent case to Abuja for proper investigation.

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