Dino Melaye: Nigeria Police explains how Senator attempted to escape


Force Headquarters has come up with details on the circumstances leading to Tuesday’s escape of Senator Dino Melaye.

Melaye jumped down from the vehicle conveying him to Lokoja, Kogi State for possible parade and subsequent arraignment in court.

Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN at the premises of Zanklin Hospital, where the senator is receiving treatment following the development.

Moshood said “Dino escaped around Area 1 area of the Federal Capital Territory.”

He said “men believed to be working for him got wind of the police movement and waylaid the police vehicle carrying him around the Area 1 area with their vehicle after which the senator jumped down and bolted away in the process.”

Moshood explained that a middle aged woman was wounded in the process by the vehicle used by the senator’s men.

He said the police had since set up machineries to investigate the circumstance leading to the escape of the senator, adding that the senator would be charged for case of escape from lawful custody.

He said “the vehicle used by the senator’s men to accost the police vehicle has since been recovered and taken into custody.”

He also said that “useful information has been obtained from its handlers.”


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