Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood,in a statement, Saturday evening,said the senator who he noted, was earlier declared wanted by the police for culpable homicide, would be arrained in court only on conclusion of investigation in the case brought against him.
A statement by Acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, Force Public Relations Officer on Friday, stressed that Melaye will face charges for his alleged culpability in the shooting of a policeman in July 2018.
The lawmaker, who was later taken in custody by personnel from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Abuja, surrendered about 2.30pm in the presence of Senators Ben Bruce, Attai Aidoko and coterie of his lawyers.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that personnel of the force have laid siege to the residence of Melaye to effect his arrest over a case of culpable homicide.
Danjuma Saliu into the Hospital for treatment of the gunshot injury he sustained from the attack by Senator Dino Melaye and his armed thugs while on Stop and Search duty along Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa Road in Kogi State on 19th July, 2018.
It reads in part: “This office is investigating a case of Criminal Conspiracy and Attempted Culpable Homicide reported against Distinguished Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial District Zone.
The Nigeria Police Force has asked the lawmaker representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, to surrender himself for arrest and investigation for attempted culpable homicide.
Speaking with Vanguard yesterday, Senator Samuel Anyanwu (PDP, Imo East), condemned the action of the police in very strong terms, saying that this is democracy and must not be truncated in any form.
The lawmakers, who are strong supporters of Dino, apparently convinced him to report to the police given the weighty allegation of culpable homicide levelled against him by the force and find a way to prove them wrong, especially with the presence...
Recall that Police since last week Friday laid siege to the Abuja residence of the embattled senator, in order to arrest and interrogate him over alleged homicide.
The senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has denied reports that he was among the federal lawmakers who booed President Muhammadu Buhari.
The police had laid siege to the Abuja residence of Melaye to effect his arrest over a case of culpable homicide.