Police Transfers Dino Melaye’s Case To Abuja High Court
The case file of the Senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye, in Lokoja has been transferred to Federal High Court, Abuja.
The disclosure was made by Senator Melaye himself via his Twitter handle.
Writing, he said that the transfer was ordered by the inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Kpotum Idris on Thursday.
The Nigerian police had accused Senator Melaye of sponsoring and arming political thugs in Kogi state.
According to a statement issued on March 20, 2018, by the Force Public Relations Officer ACP Jimoh Moshood, the police arrested two political thugs by the Senator
Mr Moshood, a press conference, paraded political tugs who he claimed have been terrorizing the state and used as political thugs by politicians and kidnapping at the force headquarters.
During interrogation, according to police, they confessed they were political thugs recruited by some mischievous Politicians in Kogi State, namely Dino Melaye.
In a strange turn of events, however, six suspects, including Melaye’s accusers, escaped in a reported jail break in the state in the early hours of Wednesday.
Consequently, the police declared the Senator wanted, stating that he had been under the Interpol radar.
He was declared wanted alongside Mohammed Audu, son of a former governor of the state, Abubakar Audu.
Police said the duo have also been placed on Interpol watch list for allegedly providing false information to the police in relation to an alleged attempt on Mr. Melaye’s life last year.
IGP Idris, thereafter, ordered the immediate removal of the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ali Janga, over the jailbreak.
The lawmaker has since denied the allegations and described them as attempts to smear his name.
In this latest development, the police boss ordered Melaye’s case file transferred to Abuja without disclosing reasons behind the action.