“Dino Is Back Home”, says Senator Sani
Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central in Nigeria’s Senate, has disclosed that Senator Dino Melaye “is back home”, after his arrest this morning.
He made the disclosure on his twitter handle but did not give details about the development.
Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West, announced his arrest on his twitter handle at 7.32 am. “I have just been arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on my way to Morocco for an official engagement sponsored by the Federal Government after checking in,” he tweeted.
Senator Dino substantiated this development on his Facebook timeline where he wrote: “Myself and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and others were to be on an official trip to Morocco but while some have gone through the Lagos airport today, others are to depart tomorrow.”
“I got to this airport I was checked in and was already in the lounge waiting for departure. Immigration officers invited me that there is a directive from the police that I can’t travel; that I am on their watch list. And I said it was not true, that the INTERPOL said they had not issued an alert on me.”
“I opened INTERPOL’s website and showed them the denial. But they insisted that it was based on the directive from the police. I was disembarked and asked me to go to their office (at the airport)”.
“They snatched my passport but I snatched my thing back from them. I got it back! I’m still here with them. They circled me and said they were waiting for further instructions from the police.”
Senator Dino posted the above before Senator Sani‘s tweet.
It would be recalled that the Police recently declared Senator Dino wanted for allegedly providing false information to them in relation to an alleged attempt on his life last year. He was also accused of illegal possession of fire arms.
Senator Dino denies the allegations, describing them as politically motivated. He had accused Mr Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi State, of working with the Police to destroy him. The Governor responded by asking Senator Dino to leave him out of his problems with the Police.
Two criminal suspects who allegedly accused Senator Dino of illegal possession of fire arms escaped from Police custody after their arrest.
Mr Ibrahim Idris, Inspector General of Police (IGP), ordered the removal of Mr Ali Janga as Commissioner of Police in Kogi State, after the escape of those suspects. He was reinstated as Commissioner of Police after meeting the one week ultimatum given to him by the IGP for the re-arrest of those escaped suspects.
Senator Shehu Sani tweeted “Third Reich symptoms”, one hour before his tweet on “Dino is back home”.
The term “Third Reich” was often used to describe the Nazi regime in Germany when Adolf Hitler held sway as Chancellor from 1933 to 1945. That period witnessed the suspension of basic civil rights for all Germans.
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