Barely six hours after he was released by police who accosted him in connivance with men of Nigerian Immigration Service on his way out of the country this morning for an official assignment in Morocco, Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West in the senate chamber said police have laid siege on his home in Abuja.
“Over 30 heavily armed fierce looking mobile police men have just stormed My residence in Maitama, Abuja”, he tweeted.
“All roads leading to House has been condoned off, as heavy mobile police men blocked entry & exit of the road. They currently laid siege on in and around The house”, he said
In another tweet, Dino said there is an attempt on him on his life which he is known of but said nothing can silence him.
“We are in a civil society. No warrant and case is in court yet this lawlessness. I’m a responsible NIGERIAN and law abiding. There is a plan to kill me and I know about it. We are not in a banana Republic. I can not be silenced .”
Police are yet to speak on the latest development.
Senator Dino Melaye, in dapper T-shirt, Face cap, red trousers and red shoe, was prevented from boarding a Morocco-bound flight at the airport by Nigerian Immigration officials.
He said he was on his way for an an official assignment in the North African country.
The NIS confirmed responsibility for Mr Melaye’s arrest.
Spokesman of the Service, Mr Sunday James, said that Senator Dino Melaye was arrested by Immigration officials “based on instruction”.
In a twist, however, the police did not surface to claim the man they had declared wanted in March in connection with his alleged supply of arms to some thugs.
After Senator Dino Melaye shunned a police order to appear in a Lokoja court on March 28, the two suspects to be tried along with him disappeared from police cell.
However, they were re-arrested two days later in Benue state.
In a press briefing on 3 April, the police spokesman said the police would arraign Melaye and the other suspects on May 10.
The suspects are: Kabiru Seidu, 31, alias Osama, Nuhu Salisu, 25, alias small, Musa Mohammed, 27, alias Iko and Emmanuel Audu, 26.