SARS Arrest Senator Dino Melaye


OPERATIVES of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) has arrested Senator Dino Melaye, early Tuesday.

This is coming a day after he was detained and released at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, by men of the Nigerian Immigration Service.

His Abuja residence was under siege by security agencies which obstructed movement into and out of the building.

The lawmaker, Daily Sun reports, was picked up and subsequently detained in a facility located opposite the old CBN junction along the Area 1 Expressway.

The SARS detention facility is known for imprisoning hardened criminals arrested for theft, murder, cultism and other criminal acts.

When Melaye was contacted on phone by reporters he sounded rattled, as background conversation suggested a struggle between him and some of the operatives, after which his mobile lines were switched off.

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The lawmaker had in the early hours of Tuesday noted that he turn himself in to the police.

He had earlier been asked by the police to submit himself at his State Police Headquarters or be declared wanted.

He never did, citing his security reasons, stating that he preferred to be questioned in Abuja were his security could be guaranteed rather than in his State, Kogi. He was later declared wanted after his refusal to submit himself as earlier advised.

The lawmaker in his tweet on Tuesday did not state which of the Police command he would be visiting.