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Why I jumped off moving police vehicle -Dino Melaye

Why I jumped off moving police vehicle -Dino Melaye


Why I jumped off moving police vehicle -Dino Melaye

The Nigerian Police said they would dock Senator Dino Melaye ‘without any delay’, after re-arresting him from an Abuja hospital today.

Police confirmed an earlier report that Melaye , escaped from lawful custody earlier today when ‘miscreants and hoodlums’ blocked a  police vehicle conveying him to Lokoja to face trial.

Gideon Ayodele, media adviser to Melaye justified Melaye’s escape, saying the senator had resorted to ‘self-help’, believing that the police were taking him to Lokoja to get him  “assassinated by Governor Yahaya Bello.”

For the avoidance of doubt, he had never evaded police invitation before now because there was none extended to him in the first place. Rather, what the Police FPRO, Mr. Jimoh Moshood, had been doing was to summon the Senator through media briefings, a practice which is unconventional.


But given the media hype the whole saga had generated especially his unwarranted travails in the hands of Immigration officials at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Monday, April 23 and the attendant but dramatic police siege to his private residence thereafter, where family members and political associates were subjected to traumatic experience for hours, it became necessary for Senator Dino Melaye to end the drama, hence his choice of appearing before the police today.