Attack on Dino Melaye: 7 Suspects Arrested

The police have arrested seven suspects following attempt on the life of Senator Dino Melaye on Saturday.
Melaye, who represents Kogi West Central in the Senate, was attacked .at his residence in Aiyetoro-Gbede, Kogi State.
It was gathered that the arrested suspects were picked up at different locations in Kogi state
Also, a black jeep suspected to have been used for the operation alongside some ammunition were recovered by the Kogi State Criminal Investigation Department on Monday and the jeep had since been impounded. .
The gunmen during the operation shot sporadically into the air and in the process destroyed two vehicles with bullets
Security operatives are said to be combing the state for the remaining suspects as the command has ordered the Ijumu Local Government Area administrator Taofiq Isa to report to the police command.
Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, William Ayah said investigation is still ongoing. Recall that Melaye had accused Isa of masterminding the attempt to take his life on Saturday.
Isa denied the allegation, he said he was busy attending to his sick wife on the day the incident happened.
Isa said: “I have never been a violent man. My running battle with Dino if any is because I have asked him to stop vilifying the state Governor, Yahaya Bello.”

Author: News Editor

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