The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) said at about 12pm yesterday Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi) while in its lawful custody and being taken for arraignment in a Federal High Court, Lokoja escaped from custody.
A statement from Police spokesman, ACP Jimoh Moshood said, “Melaye escaped when hoodlums and miscreants in two Toyota Hilux Vehicles blocked police vehicle conveying Melaye around Area 1 Round About, Abuja and in the process the senator jumped out of the police vehicle through the window and was rescued from the police men by hoodlums and miscreants to an unknown destination.”
“The police team re-enforced and trailed Senator Dino Melaye to Zankli Hospital, Abuja where he was re-arrested. The Senator would be arraigned in court without further delay.”
He said, “Meanwhile, one of the Toyota Hilux vehicles used by the hoodlums and miscreants in aiding the escape of the Senator has been recovered by the Police investigation team.”
Moshood said,”The Inspector General of Police has therefore directed a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to the rescue and escape of Senator Dino Melaye from lawful custody.”
A Senator should not behave like this: not even an APC one.This is not honor, strength or class.I deplore what @MBuhari is doing to those that oppose him,including those that put him in power like @dino_melaye,but we must face our oppressors with dignity, strength and courage. pic.twitter.com/Uzo81atuBz
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) April 25, 2018