Senator Melaye Reacts To Police Claim That He Armed Criminal Suspects

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The embattled lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye, has reacted to a claim by the police that two criminal suspects arrested in Kogi state confessed that he was the one who supplied them with guns.

The police had disclosed that the suspects who were arrested in Kogi state confessed to being provided weapons and financial support by Melaye.

Melaye Reacts To Police Claim That He Armed Criminal SuspectsHowever, reacting to the allegations, Senator Melaye said it was an orchestrated lie by the state governor Yahaya Bello and the Police to shut him up, adding that he won’t be deterred from speaking the truth and exposing the wrongdoings of Bello.

He took to his Twitter page to express his disgust at the allegation which he described as ‘laughable’.

“No amount of lies and blackmail will detract my attention from speaking the truth and defending it.”

“Fabricated lies by Kogi State Govt and the police will fail. It’s utterly laughable and preposterous.  It’s a sign of desperation,”

“Senator Dino Melaye is representing Kogi West! How can he now fund thugs from Kogi East??This lies looks so cheap! Why will force PPRO go all the way to lokoja to parade suspects? This strategy is weak and dead on arrival ~~~” he tweeted.

The lawmaker further attacked the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris Kpotum, claiming that the order by the police IG to withdraw officers attached to individuals was targeted at him.

“Withdrawal of police from VIP, I am the target. IG want to expose me so I can be killed. Having survived Assassination attempt twice, I deserve police protection in a country where I’m a taxpayer.”

The Nigeria Police on Monday paraded two suspected political thugs with two AK-47 and five pump action guns allegedly working for Senator Melaye.

The two suspects – Kabiru Saidu aka Osama, 31, and Nuhu Salisu aka Small, 25 – were paraded by the Police Force Headquarters Public Relation Officer, Mr. Jimoh Moshood, at the Kogi State Police Command in Lokoja.

According to him, they were arrested after a gun battle with a Police team, which lasted for several hours on January 19.



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