After police cuts off electricity supply to his Abuja house,
Dino Melaye has promised to surrender before the police
next week to avoid encounters.
The NPF’s crackdown on Dino Melaye has started showing
results. After police stormed Dino’s home, he has started
making moves to present himself before the police.
Recall that last Friday December 27th, men of the Nigeria
Police Force stormed Dino’s home with the hope of
arresting him. They laid seige outside his home and have
since been unable to effect his arrest as Dino is nowhere
to be found.
According to the police, Dino has refused to honor an
invitation to the Kogi state police command to answer
questions regarding an attempted murder of a police
officer by himself and his thugs which happened in July
In an interview with Channels TV on Saturday December
29th, Melaye says he is not in Abuja at the moment and
would make himself available once he returns
”I was informed that my house has been invaded. Over 40
policemen inside the compound and over 50 outside the
gate. My staff were molested, beaten and handcuffed and
“Presently I’m outside Abuja. I’m a Senator of the Federal
Republic of Abuja, I cannot run away. I will make myself
available as soon as I’m back to town next week. I am not
a criminal, I have not done anything wrong,” he said.
Meanwhile the police have cut off Dino’s house from the
National grid with the view of rendering the home
inhabitable for him. The police insist Melaye is holed up in
the apartment and have vowed to do anything possible to
ensure he surrenders.