The Nigerian Police have arrested the Senator representing the Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, 24 hours after the immigration officials detained him.
Today’s arrest comes after the police laid siege to his Maitama residence in Abuja. The lawmaker lamented that over 30 heavily armed fierce mobile policemen on Monday stormed his home.
It was gathered that the Nigeria Police Force forcefully carried out the arrest of Melaye without arrest warrant or court order.
Checks indicated that the embattled lawmaker has been taken to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad facility where he would be grilled for allegedly arming some thugs to disrupt Kogi State.
In a telephone conversation with Vanguard this morning, Senator Melaye however sounded rattled, as background conversation suggested a struggle between himself and some of the operatives after which his mobile lines were switched off.
Recall that initial attempts were made by the police to arrest Senator Melaye after immigration officials disembarked him from a flight to Morocco on Monday morning.