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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Senator Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt

THE senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye, on Saturday escaped assassination attempt on his life as unknown gunmen attacked his residence in Ayetoro-Gbede, Ijumu local government area of the state.



The assailants were said to have invaded the residence at about 12 am, shooting sporadically into the building.

After the rain of bullet that lasted over one hour, two of the vehicles parked within the premises were damaged, while part of the building was also destroyed.

Narrating his ordeal to newsmen, the senator said the assailants came in some minutes after 12 midnight and started shooting indiscriminately into his building.

He said the hoodlums shot at intervals with little break for more than one hour where two vehicles, a security van and caravan bus were destroyed.

The lawmaker however accused chairman of the local government, Taofiq Isa, of masterminding the attack because of his criticism of the state government.

“I got a rousy welcome from Kabba to my home town yesterday (Friday) and I know it angered the power that be in the state which mobilised for this assassination attempt on my life.

“At about midnight we started hearing gunshot. They fired more than 200 rounds of bullet into the house. This attempt to kill me will not stop me from speaking the truth.

“If I speak the truth I will die, if I lie I will die. Me, I’ve decided to speak the truth and die. I’m not afraid of death. I only respect men I don’t fear them.

“This attempt is being championed by the chairman of my local government. He had said it many times that he will do everything to stop me from coming home. Beside, those assailants when leaving were chanting ‘We will know if it’s Taofiq that owns the land or you.

“I am championing an administrative course. I will continue to speak and be voice to the voiceless. I’m not deterred, I remain resolute to make Kogi better. Noting will stop me from coming home.”

Melaye also said accused the Police division of Aiyetoro Gbede that allegedly failed to come to his house until three hours after the assailants had left despite being a stone thrown from his house.

“The DPO did not come to my house until three hours later. Even the area command in Kabba was not notified until I called the CP. I suspect a satanic collabo between Taofiq and the police in Aiyetoro because the duo had a meeting two days ago.

“Only God will protect us in this country but definitely not the police”.

However, the local government chairman, who is also the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), said he had no hand in the alleged attack on the senator.

He said he had never been a violent person, saying he had been busy attending to his sick wife.

Isa, who challenged Melaye to prove his allegation against him said, “I’ve never been a violent man. My running battle with Dino if any is because I have asked him to stop vilifying the state governor, Yahaya Bello.

“Let him (Dino) prove it. I lost my uncle a week ago, I’m still attending to my sick wife and busy supervising the APC re- registration programs. I’m a democrat and law abiding. I challenge Dino to prove his case.”

Meanwhile, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), William Aya, said the command had already commenced investigation into the issue.dino, kogi.

from tribuneonlineng


27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay, now you know that police in Nigeria are cowards and only work for the corrupt, rich evils and the wicked!

Ny babe said...

Abeg leave the aje ku iya crooner alone o. Live and let live. Happy easter celebrations to everyone. Christ is the reason for this season.

Jostified Doc said...

A P C! The drama continues... Happy Easter everyone!

Blessing Jackson said...

Hmmmm, na wa...o Thank God nothing happen to him, but shooting for 1 hour? Shay police no hear the gun shot abi fuel finish as usual.

Justyswt said...

Hmmmmm, politics and their many wahala.

Olivia Silk said...

I don't care about Dino.
Dude irritates me.

Happy Easter everyone!

Based on logistics said...

They just wan put fear for him body... Good a thing it didn't get to him

sisi eko said...

Oga Dino has started with his false alarm again eheh.

I remember one time he said he was shot in his car, which the police later alleged was false. Now this one again. Dino Dino..kontinu sir 😂😂😃

DON™ said...

False alarm. Try harder next time.

Spanish Lantern said...

Naugthy naughty man.

Gbogbo bigz girlz said...

Lies! Lies!! Lies!!!

Miss Ess said...

It is well with him, This is so scary

Anonymous said...

I am from Ayetoro gbede I can tell you Dino may even plan all this drama for public pity. Dino for oncelive and let's live. Your live is too dramatic. Okun boda alajeku iya.Before now Remi Tinubu, Yesterday was Sahara reporter today is local government chairman. Tomao may be..... Bukola Saraki

Anonymous said...

Nigeria Police are totally messed up...the last time I tried calling them to report a robbery going on around my street they were asking stupid questions...How many Robbers are there? Are they with Guns are they big thieves really Nigeria Police you expect me to go out and confirm the numbers for you before you guys can come...security in this Nigeria Is ZER0

Shennel Hyacinth said...

Are they big thieves 😂😂😂😂😂😂 small thieves nko. Yeye police .

Anonymous said...

Dino is lying. Anybody that believes this is an idiot. Think about it. If it were true, Dino would have been posting photos of the cars with the bulletin holes and the house.

Sweet Child said...

Thinking...... is it true or made up (story)

Tetrina said...

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Anonymous said...

Don't mind the miserable liar.If they wanted to kill him, he would have been long dead.

Anonymous said...

Lie lie Dino, nobody tried to assassinate you, fear God.

Daniel Imo said...

All is politics against 2019

Anonymous said...

Dino is an habitual liar. Unfortunately Nigeria is cursed with such people holding political powers. A country ruled by thieves

SUGAR. said...

Politics. Play politics Dino. What stopped them from killing you? Or did you jump like my Governor did?..

2019 would be an interesting year.

Anonymous said...

Dino is a liar and attention seeker.
I strongly believe this was self-inflicted and won't cost more 2million to fix..small sum for great noise and attention.

Anonymous said...

Dino is a liar and attention seeker.
I strongly believe even if this happened, it was self-inflicted and won't cost more 2million to fix..small sum for great noise and attention.

Anonymous said...

Dino pls sharap there nobody is trying to kill u. Na fear dey wan fear u. If they wanted to kill you they would have entered the house and killed you fiam. It won't take more than 30 minutes. Abi you think they didnt know you will lay down on d floor like mat? They just had bullet to waste so thank God and take it as a warning. Repent! Hahaha

charles endy said...

Make una mud una sefs finish make we see road.

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