Controversial Nigerian senator, Dino Melaye, has alleged that the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, is planning to kill him.
Senator Dino Melaye representing the Kogi Westt senatorial district, on Wednesday, alleged that information at his disposal points that the governor was planning to kill him using some his Aide de Camp,the State police commissioner and the officer in charge of SARS in the state.
Melaye made this allegation Monday while chatting with newsmen in his country home, Aiyetoro.
The senator also alleged that the governor”s plan was to stop him from campaigning for his reelection in next year general election.
However governor Yahaya Bello has descried the allegation as a blatant lie and arrant noise aimed at drawing unnecessary attention to him and urged the Senator to leave him out of his problems.
Speaking with newsmen yesterday on the recent invasion of his house at Ayetoro-Gbede some days ago by some security agents, he said that the governor has instructed the security agents in the state to arrest him whenever he visited the state.
He noted that the plan of the governor was to keep him away from the state so that he will not be able to campaign for his reelection.
“The governor wants me out of circulation, he doesn’t want me around to campaign for my reelection. Information reaching me is that he wants me to be arrested, arraigned by a Kangaroo court, locked up and then I wouldn’t be able to campaign
“I have written the President, United Nations, UK embassy, CJN, AU, ECOWAS, German, Canadian embassies. This is the fourth assassination attempt on my life.
“I was in Lokoja on the fateful Thursday, I drove past the Government House after a one hour meeting with Senator Ogbeha resident in GRA, my convoy and that of the Governor met and at the end of the day they did not arrest me in Lokoja.
“I was in Koton-Karfe where I had a meeting in the residence of Musa Ahmodu former SSG, I was also in Gegu where I had a meeting. Only for my house to be invaded at 1.00am, thank God that I had an Intent that they were coming, if not they were to come and kill me.
“I was in Lokoja throughout the afternoon they could not arrest me and my house is known to everybody. I have been moving around as a free Nigerian, my office is known to people so if they want to arrest me over something that happened July, 19th and all these while they have not taken any proactive step only to burgle into my residence at 1am with 30 SARS some of whom were not in uniform.
“It was obvious that it was another assassination attempt like they did on the 18th of July, On that 19th of July I was with some persons on my convoy when they opened fire on us.
“I was a victim of an assassination attempt and am being invited to answer some questions, is that not funny?.
” They opened fire on my car spraying it with bullets, if not for the bullet proof and the grace of God but they have turned around to say that I sponsored hoodlums to attack policemen who were on duty.
Meanwhile, governor Bello urged the embattled Senator representing Kogi West to face his problems with the Nigerian Police and stop “hanging them on innocent people”.
Addressing journalists in Lokoja over the allegations by the Senator that the Governor of the State was behind his travails, the Director General of Media and Publicity to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo dismissed such as “untrue, illogical and a desperate attempt by the sinking Senator to whip up sentiments”.
“We have decided to allow Dino Melaye sink alone. We are not prepared to sink with him. He can’t lean on the State Government to reawaken his dead political career.
“The cases between the Nigeria Police and Dino Melaye are well documented. None of them has anything to do with either the State Government or the Governor. Nigerians are used to such spurious allegations and blackmail for political gains.
“This is a Senator who said he stayed on a tree for eleven hours. This is a Senator who framed his own constituents on an assassination charge which was later thrown out by a competent court of law of jurisdiction.
“As a Government, we are preoccupied by our desire to make the State one.” he added
Also reacting to the allegation, the state police commissioner, Ali Janga said nobody was planning to kill the senator but the senator has been implicated in a a criminal case and he has to come for interrogation.
Address Nigerians over #EndSARS protests – Senate urges Buhari
The Nigerian Senate has called on President Buhari to urgently address the nation so as to douse the tension in the country.
This comes as hoodlums continue to carry out various attacks on #EndSARS protesters and others in some parts of the country.
The Senators made the call for President Buhari to speak to the Nation after a motion was moved by Senator Biodun Olujimi and co-sponsored by all Senators on the ongoing nationwide protests believed to have been hijacked by hoodlums.
Part of the resolution of the Senators after deliberation include:
-Urge all tiers of government to put in place and sustain policies of social economic reforms that raise the standard of lives of our people;
-Call upon the Police to operate strictly in accordance with the rules of engagement appropriate in a democratic environment;
-Urge the Inspector General of Police to ensure a holistic comprehensive reforms of the police to increase the overall welfare including training and medical insurance of all members of the Nigeria Police Force
-Appeal to all Nigerians to resort to use of legal institutions to resolve disputes and conflicts;
-Urge the Nigerian youths and the Nigerian citizens to approach the National Assembly Committees Constitution and Reforms in order to secure far-reaching holistic amendments that are vital to the restructuring of our federation
-Urge the Federal Government to faithfully and comprehensively implement all the five demands of the #EndSARS movement and protesters with necessary timelines to rekindle confidence in government
-Appeal to #EndSARS movement and protesters to kindly in the interest of everyone stop their actions and embrace genuine dialogue; 7. Urge Mr. President to address the nation as soon as possible on these issues.
-Police should make it a duty to accompany protesters and should be involved in protecting genuine protesters.
IGP Deploys Personnel Over Attacks On Police Stations
With the rising violence in the country, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate deployment of anti-riot police personnel from the Police Mobile Force (PMF).
This is a move to protect the lives and property of all Nigerians and secure critical national infrastructure across the country.
The IGP’s order was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba.
Mba said the IGP also “ordered massive deployment of Police operatives to strengthen the security around Correctional facilities nationwide.”
“The orders are coming on the heels of increasing attacks including acts of arson and malicious damage to public and private facilities as recorded in some states of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).”
#EndSARS: Address Nigerians Now – Senate Tells Buhari
The Nigeria Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately address Nigerians on the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking most parts of the country.
The Senate gave the directive during its plenary on Tuesday.
The lawmakers also ordered the Nigerian police to protect all #EndSARS protesters to prevent hoodlums from hijacking their genuine action.
The Senate also urged #EndSARS protesters to halt their march to enable the federal government to meet their demands.
The Senate asked President Buhari to set up a judicial panel of inquiry made up of eminent Nigerians that would be respected by the youths to identify the notorious SARS operatives and ensure their arrest and prosecution.
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