Melaye surrenders to Police

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, has surrendered to the police after a week siege at his Abuja residence.

At least 30 policemen had invaded his residence on December 28, vowing not to leave without arresting him. He was accused of culpable homicide, an allegation he denied.

TheCable understands that Melaye is currently at the head office of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) in Abuja in the company of some lawmakers and his lawyers.

Melaye came out of hiding one day after Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, advised him to surrender.

He had failed in his bid to secure a court order to make the police vacate his residence.

Accusing the Kogi state government of being behind his ordeal, Melaye had vowed not to succumb to intimidation.

“There is a deliberate attempt by the Kogi state government to kill me, to destroy me. I have written the inspector-general of police (IGP). My international passport is with the Nigerian police, I have a court order that it should be released to me but the IG has refused to honour the court order,” he had told journalists on the day of the police invasion.

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