Senator Melaye Was Never Kidnapped! Here’s All We Know So Far

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Senator Melaye Was Never Kidnapped! Here’s All We Know So Far

There are strong indications that the Senator representing Kogi West district in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, may have staged his kidnap story.

On Thursday, Senator Ben Bruce (Bayelsa East) had on his verified Twitter page, confirmed quoting Melaye’s brother, that he had been abducted by unknown gunmen.

“I have just been informed by Moses Melaye, @dino_melaye’s brother, that Dino has been abducted by unknown persons in a Toyota Sienna that blocked their car and overpowered them on their way to Kogi to answer to Dino’s court case. Lets be on the watch out. Will keep you updated,” he wrote.

Later, we heard Dino has escaped from his kidnappers with no further concrete details. 

Senator Melaye also corroborated with Senator Ben Bruce that during the abduction, he spent 11 hours in the wilderness.

He wrote on Twitter: “I thank God once again for escaping another dangerous attack. I also thank Nigerians for their prayers and show of Love. Spent 11 hours in the wilderness traumatized but God preserved me. God is the best and in whom ONLY I trust. They will continue to try. WE SHALL OVERCOME!!!”

However, quoting Melaye’s relatives and many senators, SaharaReporters is saying that he was never kidnapped but only staged a walk into a bush to avoid being charged before a Kogi High Court.

“Although Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West, resurfaced on Friday to claim he “spent 11 hours in the wilderness”, SaharaReporters can confirm that he was never kidnapped.”

Melaye was scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday before the Magistrate court in Abuja for alleged gunrunning, but the trial could not hold due to his alleged abduction.

The senator without a doubt has been the most controversial across social media and traditional media, for obvious reasons.

Before now, the senator representing Kogi west was alleged to have sponsored hoodlums in the state, which led to his jumping off a moving vehicle that was taking him to court.

Meanwhile, see some reactions from Twitter about his alleged abduction.




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