- Senator Dino Melaye has accused the Nigerian Police of victimising him
- Melaye claimed that the police have refused to give him his international passport
- He also accused the police of humiliating him in a bid to break his spirit
Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi west senatorial district, has accused the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command of victimising him and refusing to release his international passport despite a court order ordering them to do so.
Melaye said that on July 25th, 2018, an Abuja Chief Magistrate Court ordered the Police to release his international passport to him following “a notice of discontinuance” filed by the prosecution in respect of charge “No: CR/12/18” against him at Magistrate Court Wuse Zone 2, Abuja.
He claimed that his lawyers wrote letters to the police to retrieve his passport without any success and accused the police of outrightly refusing to follow a court order, The Nation reports.
The senator added that the police earlier set a precedent when they released his passport to enable him go for medical treatment abroad, wondered what made the July 25th, 2018 order difficult for them to comply with.
He said: “If a law enforcement agency will be the one breaking the law, how do you enforce the law? In a country under the rule of law, if an order of the court is given release this man’s passport, why would the court order not be obeyed. This buttresses the fact that the Police is still after me.
“Since April 22nd, 2018 the Police withdrew my orderly. No politician has been so humiliated the way and manner I have been humiliated. The Police is still looking for me to arrest me over what I don’t know.
“I want to restate that the Police can only kill and injure the flesh, they cannot kill the spirit. I remain strong.”
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that Melaye revealed how he climbed a tree and hid in a bush for eleven hours to escape from his abductors after his July 26 encounter with gunmen on
Melaye, who spoke to journalists on Sunday, July 29, said the attackers were assassins sent to murder him.
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