SEN. Dino Melaye Allegedly Kidnapped On His Way to Court to Face Trial In Lokoja
No doubt, the kidnap of politicians has become really rampant in recent times, but when Senator Dino Melaye was kidnapped, it seemed rather different.
The rumor of his abduction sprang when Senator Ben Murray-Bruce put on social media, that senator Dino Melaye was kidnapped on his way to Kogi State for a court hearing.
Senator Murray Bruce said he got the information from Dino’s brother. The tricky thing was that he was allegedly kidnapped while he was going to court to appear for his ongoing trial after being accused of illegal possession of arms.
Bruce wrote on his Twitter that;
“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. Let’s be on the watch out. Will keep you updated.”
Immediately the police heard this; they started investigating the matter and Jimoh Moshood, Police spokesperson said no formal complaint was made on the matter which made the whole situation more uncertain and although the news of his abduction was portrayed on social media, it was yet to be verified.
In his words;
“The Nigeria Police Force have not received any complaint or report in any of its Police Stations or Divisions throughout the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) or any other State of the Federation of the kidnap of Senator Dino Melaye from any of his family member, friend, associate or staff to indicate that the Senator has been kidnapped. The attention of the police was drawn to the report of the purported kidnap of Senator Dino Melaye in some sections of the media.”
Moshood urged the members of the public to pass on any useful information concerning the abduction case of Senator Dino Melaye.
In addition to that, Moshood also stated that;
“commenced investigation into the purported kidnap of Senator Dino Melaye, and wish (sic) to implore any of his family members, relatives or friends who witnessed the kidnap or have information about the purported kidnap of the senator to report the incident at the nearest police station to assist the police in the investigation,”
However, the spokesperson for Mr Melaye, Gideon Ayodele said the police officers at Gwagwalada in Abuja got an information in relation to the abduction.
A rumor ran across the country that Dino Melaye was kidnapped while on his way to Lokoja to appear before a court in his ongoing criminal trial.
The senator’s aide whose identity was not disclosed added that
“While it is true that Mr. Melaye tried to avoid being forcibly taken to Lokoja some months ago, fearing threats to his life, that chapter has since closed after he was eventually arraigned in court and granted bail, We do not think that someone who already has his bail intact and has been appearing in court would suddenly not want to appear again, It is completely illogical.”
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