Senator Dino Melaye has finally presented himself to be arrested by the Nigeria Police after about six days of siege on his residence in Abuja.
The Police raided his compound on Friday 28th December 2018 but Senator Melaye refused to open his gate saying he was not around.
About 20 officers were at the residence of Dino Melaye. He is representing Kogi-West Senatorial district in the red chambers.
Senator Melaye is currently standing trial in more than one suit. He has been accused of illegal possession of arms, gun running and sponsoring hoodlums in Kogi State.
Short video of the last attack on me by the police where six armed Civil Defence Personel escorting me were arrested and disarmed and yet imaginary thugs fired. We all await the Judgement of God. pic.twitter.com/OWCTJ40zAY— Senator Dino Melaye (@dino_melaye) January 2, 2019
In a sperate trial, he was accused of a six-count charge, bordering on attempted suicide, attempt to escape from custody and damage of police property.
Police spokesman Jimoh Moshood said the shooting and injuries on a police officer by Senator Dino Melaye and his armed thugs in Kogi State on the 19th July 2018 warranted his arrest.
Thank you Kogites and Nigerians. God bless you all pic.twitter.com/v3gL5Uoq3C— Senator Dino Melaye (@dino_melaye) January 2, 2019
He added that the police officer was yet to recover from the gunshot injury he sustained during the attack and was under intensive medical care.
Melaye, however, challenged the police to be responsible for securing the lives of Nigerians, rather than seeking the arrest of an innocent citizen like himself.
I trust the Lord God of host pic.twitter.com/IVZUqQ2bAg— Senator Dino Melaye (@dino_melaye) January 2, 2019
He told the Nigeria Police that the siege laid on his Abuja residence by security operatives was uncalled for, saying he is not a criminal.
An Abuja high court had on Thursday refused to grant Dino Melaye’s application to order the removal of police blockage on his residence.