Police Give Reason For Laying Siege At Dino’s House, Insist He Must Be Arrested

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The Nigerian Police Force, yesterday, said operatives who laid siege at the residence of Senator Dino Melaye were there to effect his arrest.

AceGist, on Friday reported that the police were currently laying siege on the senator representing Kogi West house at Maitama, Abuja.

The decision, Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, clarified, was in connection to the attempted culpable homicide in 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.

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Moshood, in a statement on Friday, said the offence was committed by Senator Dino Melaye and his armed thugs in Kogi State on the 19th July, 2018 when they shot and wounded the police officer.

He added that the Police Officer is yet to recover from the gunshot injury he sustained during the attack and still under intensive medical care.

According to him: “Police investigators have written the Clerk of the National Assembly for Senator Dino Melaye to report at Kogi State Police Command, CIID, Lokoja for him to answer to these offences against him under investigation in Kogi State Police Command but he has bluntly refused to report himself to the Police.

“Police operatives will continue to be in wait at the residence of Senator Dino Melaye until he surrenders himself for arrest. The offence for which Senator Dino Melaye is being investigated is capital in nature and not compoundable.

“The Force will not tolerate attack on his personnel by any individual no matter how highly placed. The law must take its course.”

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