Police officers invaded Dino Melaye’s residence in order to arrest him for his alleged involvement in an attack on their colleague.
Yesterday, the controversial Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye, cried out to the general public that the Nigerian Police invaded his Abuja residence at Number 11 Sangha street, off Mississippi, Maitama. (Read the report HERE).
In a statement by released by the force’ Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, on Friday, the police said the senator alongside his ‘armed thugs’ shot one Sergeant Danjuma Saliu, attached to 37 Police Mobile Force who was on duty at a stop and search point along Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa Road in Kogi State on July 19, 2018.
The police statement reads:
“The Police operatives currently in the residence of Senator Dino Melaye are to effect his arrest to answer to the case of attempted culpable homicide on the shooting of a Police Officer, Sgt Danjuma Saliu, attached to 37 Police Mobile Force (PMF) while on duty at a stop and search point along Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa Road in Kogi state.
“The above offence was committed by Senator Dino Melaye and his armed thugs in Kogi State on the 19th July, 2018 when they shot and wounded a police officer, Sgt Danjuma Saliu, attached to 37 Police Mobile Force (PMF) while on duty at a stop and search point along Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa Road in Kogi state.
“The Police Officer is yet to recover from the gunshot injury he sustained during the attack and still under intensive medical care.”
The police will continue with the siege until the lawmaker is arrested.
“The Police operatives will continue to be in wait at the residence of Senator Melaye until he surrenders for arrest.
“The offence for which Melaye is being investigated is capital in nature and not compoundable.
“The Force will not tolerate an attack on his personnel by any individual no matter how highly placed.
” The law must take its course.”
It further noted that the force had made efforts to effect the arrest through the National Assembly clerk as is usually the custom.