The lawmaker representing Lagos-Central senatorial district, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has written a petition to the acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, seeking his protection from attack by her Kogi-West counterpart, Senator Dino Melaye.
In the petition dated July 18, the wife of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu, described Senator Melaye as a threat to her life.
The letter read:
“I am Senator Oluremi Tinubu representing the Lagos Central Senatorial District of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“During the proceedings of the senate on Tuesday, July 14 2016, I had cause to contribute to a matter of national importance. Apparently dissatisfied with my contributions, Senator Dino Melaye threw caution to the winds, resorted to vulgar abuse of my person and wanted to assault me.
“It was the timely intervention of a number of colleagues which prevented Senator Melaye from unleashing physical attack on me. However, as the leadership of the senate did not call him to order in the circumstance, he proceeded to threaten my life without any provocation whatsoever.
“In view of Senator Melaye’s antecedent, particularly in the House of Representatives, where a brawl led by him had led to the untimely death of a member, I have decided not to ignore his threat to my life. Therefore, I’m compelled to urge you to use your good offices to provide me with adequate security.
“Please accept the assurances of my highest regards and esteem.”
The duo clashed in the Senate last week where Senator Melaye threatened to beat up and impregnate the Lagos senator.
On his own part, Melaye accused Tinubu of calling him a thug during a closed-door session of the Senate.