Melaye Responds To Police, States Why He Prefers To Be Questioned In Abuja

SENATOR Dino Melaye has responded to an order from the Nigeria Police urging him to present himself to its Kogi State Command.

The police on Saturday warned him to appear before the state command on March 28 as failure to do so will have him been declared wanted.

Reacting, Melaye says he stands by his earlier position to appear before the police only in Abuja, as he believes his safety cannot be guaranteed in the state.

He made the comments in a letter written by his lawyer on Saturday.

The senator also referred to a letter which the lawyer had written to the Inspector General of Police on March 21, in which he outlined several steps taken by the police command in Kogi state which according to him, appeared to indicate that the senator’s life would be in danger.

In the letter, the lawyer made an appeal to the police boss to intervene and allow the senator submit himself to the police in Abuja.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood accused Melaye of failing to honour several past invitations.

According to him, the senator is wanted on grounds of criminal offences of conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms.