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BREAKING: Police lay siege to Dino Melaye’s residence

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A combined team of mobile and regular police officers are laying a siege to the Abuja home of Dino Melaye, a senator from Kogi State, his aides have told PREMIUM TIMES.

Two aides of the senator who did not want to be named because they have no formal approval to speak on his behalf said the police officers arrived at about 1:40 a.m. at Mr Melaye’s residence in Maitama District.

The siege comes hours after Mr Melaye was detained at the airport and prevented from travelling on an official trip to Morocco.


The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) detained Mr Melaye, apparently based on information that he was on the wanted list of the police.

But rather than take the senator into custody, the police instead reportedly distanced themselves from the arrest. Mr Melaye was subsequently allowed to walk away by the NIS officials.

The siege marked the second attempt to forcibly arrest Mr Melaye by the police. The first came in early March when officers from special anti-robbery squad laid a siege to the FCT High Court in Maitama, where Mr Melaye had been arraigned and granted bail on separate charges hours earlier.

It was not immediately clear why the police are now at his home.

Details soon…

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1 Comment

  1. Lol
    I never knew u got a squad morepowerfull than police force
    Hahaha
    And you a senator
    U will say to the youth obey law or obey your boys
    I will rather obey your boys than obeying law
    Because if law catch me your boys go come save me than police will do if I disobey your boy
    Hahaha @my artist man song's writer

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