- Mike Ozekhome, the lawyer to embattled senator Dino Melaye has spoken about his client's arrest by the police
- He also noted that the officers deceived the senator into submitting himself to them by telling him that he is to be arraigned in a court in Abuja
- Ozekhome alleged that the police wanted to arraign Melaye at a Federal High Court in Lokoja
Mike Ozekhome, the lawyer to embattled Dino Melaye representing Kogi state west at the Senate has indicted the police of abducting his client and adopting strategies reminiscent of Adolph Hitler’s a member of the National Socialist German Workers' Party regime.
Ozekhome, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria in an exclusive interview on Tuesday, April 24, noted that his client was arrested by the police with the aim of forcefully arraigning him at a Federal High Court in Lokoja.
According to him, “It is a sad reminder of Hitler’s Gestapo strategies of attempting to annihilate all opponents.
''Nigerians have to wake up to the realities of the perilous times that we are now going through and more perilous times in the days, the weeks, the months ahead because of 2019 elections.''
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He added that the police deceived the Senator into submitting himself to them by telling him that he is to be arraigned in a court in Abuja only for them to head towards Lokoja.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Melaye explained the events leading to his reported escape from a moving police vehicle that landed him in a hospital in Abuja on Tuesday, April 24.
Melaye's media aide, Gideon Ayodele, in a statement signed on Wednesday, April 25, said the senator voluntarily submitted himself to the police and, therefore, did not deserve to be forcibly taken to Kogi state to stand trial in a slew of criminal indictments that include murder and armed robbery.
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