Ebun Francis || Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly on Wednesday on the floor of the Senate explained to his colleagues how he escaped from the premises of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja last week Thursday following an attempt by men of the anti-robbery squad to arrest him.
According to the loquacious lawmaker, some ‘angels’ took him out of the premises to avoid police Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
He made assertion while contributing to a motion on a recent fracas involving Kogi State governor and the senator representing Kogi Central, Ahmed Ogembe.
Melaye said, “On the 1st of March, I was arraigned by the party I worked for. I was arraigned by the government I helped to install. I appeared before the court and I was granted bail. Having been granted bail, I was quickly alerted that there were over a hundred policemen from SARS outside the court waiting to arrest me. When they took pictures of them to come and show me, even if you were going for the head of Shekau, you wouldn’t have prepared any better.
“I was in that court for hours and they laid siege for hours. Every car coming in and out of the court were being checked. Somehow because I serve a living God, the angels of the Lord took me out of that court unnoticed and unhurt. They laid siege for more than five hours after I was resting on my bed.”
“We have a convention in this country, that when security agencies are interested in interrogating, investigating and inviting any senator, they write the Senate President to provide such senator. Why would they demean the integrity of the Senate of the Federal Republic? And lay siege for the senator of the Federal Republic as if you want to arrest a common criminal!”
Melaye subsequently called on the federal government to declare a state of emergency in Kogi State.
“We can call on the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to declare a state of emergency in Kogi to serve as deterrence to other governors who think power starts and ends with them.”