Alleged Assassination Attempt: Senator Melaye Accusses Police of Lying

Senator Dino Melaye said the Kogi State Police Command is economical with the truth when it said security details attached to him shot at policemen on lawful duty.
The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, said rather, policemen of the Kogi Command attempted to kill him.
Kogi Police had earlier summoned Melaye and his security details to appear before it to explain why they shot at the policemen on ‘stop and search’s operation.
The command had alleged that the Senator’s security details repeatedly shot at policemen conducting lawful operations in Mopa.
However, the Senator alleged that the Kogi State Police Commissioner, Ali Janga, was economical with the truth.
He added: “Nobody from my convoy engaged in gun battle with the police. The police alleged that it was the last vehicle in my convoy that contained security men and that they shot at the police. This is a big lie. If it was so, why was it that nobody was arrested?
“The vehicle they alleged was never shot and why was it that my car was next to civil defence vehicle that was attacked?”
According to a statement by Melaye’s media assistant, Gideon Ayodele, on the Senator’s way back from Isanlu, armed Special Anti-Robbery Squad operatives allegedly stopped his car next to the vehicle of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps leading his convoy.
Melaye said: “The police stopped the vehicle of the Civil Defence Corps, arrested them and suddenly opened fire on my vehicle, including my back- up vehicle. We all had to run for dear life as they continue to shoot at my SUV and, apart from the officers of the NSCDC, there was no other security man in my convoy.
“This is happening in spite of my earlier letter to the Kogi State Police Command informing them of my plans to tour my constituency and commission my projects across the seven councils. My lawyer also wrote them (police) and they acknowledged the letters.”

Author: News Editor

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