We Went To Arrest Dino Melaye, Not To Assassinate Him — Police

The Kogi State Police Command on Saturday debunked allegations by Senator Dino Melaye that its men plot to assassinate him in his Ayetoro Gbede country home.

The Command in a statement issued by its spokesman, Mr William Ayah said the allegation made by Melaye on twitter to the effect that the Aide-De-Camp to Governor Yahaya Bello mobilized and led Police Officers to assassinate him in his Country home at Ayetoro was false and malicious.

“The Command wish to state unequivocally that, the statement is not only the figment of the imagination of Senator Dino Melaye who has mastered the art of political gimmickry, but totally false, malicious and highly mischievous.

“The Commissioner of Police sent police Officers to his country home for arrest, unfortunately we did not get him at home”, the statement said.

According to the statement, Melaye had on July 19, 2018 allegedly mobilised thugs to attack its men along Ayetoro Gbede -Mopa Muro road during which one of its men, Sgt Danjuma Saliu was injured and currently receiving treatment at a hospital in Abuja.

The statement added that Senator Melaye was invited officially by the Command through letter No. AR:3000/KGS/X/VOL.43/670 dated 23/7/2018 to come and answer the charges against him but failed to honour the invitation up till the moment.

“The Senator is wanted by the Kogi State Police Command for Criminal Conspiracy, Attempted Culpable Homicide and Unlawful Possession of Firearms.

“The Commissioner of Police hereby appeals to Senator Dino Melaye to report himself at the Kogi State Police Command to answer the allegations leveled against him and stop joining issues with people who have nothing to do with the case at hand.

“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police urge all peace loving citizens of Kogi State and the country at large to discountenance such mischievous information but gravitate towards issues that unite the state rather than those that divide us”, the statement said.

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