The Nigeria police say the force is ready to declare the senator representing Kogi west at the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, wanted.
Melaye has also been invited by the Nigeria police over his allegation that police attacked his convoy on his way to inaugurate a project in his constituency on Thursday, July 19.
“I thank God for spearing (sic) my life once again. Over 20 bullets holes on my jeep. Combination of police, SARS and military. God, I thank you,” Melaye had reportedly said.
Reacting to the allegation in Lokoja on Friday, July 2, the police denied attacking his convoy, the Guardian reports.
The state commissioner of police, Mr Ali Janga, faulted the allegations and noted that they have invited Melaye for questioning.
He however disclosed that the police opened fire in defence of an alleged shooting by some individuals in the lawmaker’s convoy.
“Unidentified civilians inside (a vehicle in the convoy) decided to open fire on my policemen. You don’t expect the police to fold their arms; eventually they replied and opened fire too,” the CP said.
“They were there on assignment. Nobody attacked Dino but rather, his convoy attacked my policemen and they repelled.”
Going further, he said that the police would be forced to declare the lawmaker wanted if he ignores the invitation.
“We are going after him (Melaye) and if we cannot see him, we will declare him wanted and we will send his name for watchlisting,” said Janga.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the Kogi state police command summoned the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye.
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