The recent claim by Senator Dino Melaye of how an aide to Governor Yahaya Bello invaded his home with some officers with an aim to assassinate him has been refuted by the Kogi State Police Command.
The command said it sent some officers to the house of Melaye at Aiyetoro-Gbede area of the state and that the mission was to arrest the Kogi West Senator.
Melaye had on October 12 alleged on his official Twitter handle that the ADC to the governor of Kogi, Yahaya Bello, led some officers to his house to assassinate him.
But responding in a statement on Saturday, the command said the invasion of Melaye’s home on October 11 by some officers was by their order.
The command’s statement which was signed by its spokesman, William Aya, read:
“The command wishes to state unequivocally that the statement is a figment of the imagination of Melaye, who has mastered the art of political gimmickry. It is totally false, malicious and highly mischievous.
“The Commissioner of Police sent officers to his (Melaye) country home to arrest him. Unfortunately we did not meet him at home.”
It explained that it took the action in response to the July 19 alleged shooting of one of its operatives, Sgt. Danjuma Salihu, by thugs suspected to be loyal to the senator.
Police had also not too long ago laid siege on Melaye’s home in Abuja. After he submitted himself for arrest to the police, while the officers were transporting him to Kogi State to face trial over alleged gunrunning and denial to honour police summon, the senator allegedly jumped out of a moving police vehicle and fled.
The development landed the lawmaker in a hospital in Abuja for weeks.
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