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Police deny alleged plot to arrest, kill Dino Melaye

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Senator Dino Melaye. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/DINO MELAYE

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The Nigeria Police Force yesterday, denied alleged plans to arrest and kill representative of Kogi West senatorial district in the Senate, Dino Melaye.

A statement issued by Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Jimooh Moshood, said Melaye’s letter, captioned: IG Plans to Arrest me, Inject Me to Death, is false.

“The force stresses that the statement is mischievous, malicious, laughable and capable of misleading the public. There was no such order from the Inspector General of Police (IGP) or any plan by the force to arrest Senator Dino Melaye and inject him to death.”

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The police, however, cautioned that if Melaye knows that he committed any crime or was involvement in any crime, he should confess and face the consequences instead of whipping up sentiments to distract members of the public.

He also said Melaye should know that his statement constitute a criminal defamatory offence, hate speech and hateful conduct.

“The Force sees Melaye’s defamatory, mischievous, malicious and reckless statement as untrue, ridiculous, mischievous and unfortunate.

“He should however, as a lawmaker, be law abiding and desist from un-senatorial and lawless utterances that cannot be substantiated with facts.

“The Inspector General of Police will not be distracted by statements from the likes of Melaye, but will continue to ensure that the rule of law prevails in all matters,” the statement reads.

Meanwhile, the Nasarawa State Police Command has said it arrested three suspects for alleged murder of a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Samuel Makene, at the residence of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Emmanuel Ombugadu.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, ASP Samaila Usman, said this in an interview with journalists yesterday in Lafia, adding that the suspects were arrested at Angwan Baba Arago in Akwanga Local Government Area.

“The suspects were apprehended and were transferred to the police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for further investigation,” Usman said.


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