The police has on Wednesday, March 28, declared Dino Melaye, a senator from Kogi state, wanted. The lawmaker 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 watchlist for allegedly providing false information to the police in relation to an allegation of attempted murder on Melaye’s life sometime last year, Premium Times reports. The announcement, according to the news outlet, was made in a statement signed by Ali Janga, Kogi police commissioner and distributed by the force headquarters on Wednesday, March, 28.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that suspected assassins allegedly linked to Senator Dino Melaye and other high profile criminals have reportedly escaped from the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad cell in Kogi state. NAIJ.com had also reported that the Nigerian police issued a message to Senator Dino Melaye asking him to appear before it and comply with the court case against him or risk being declared wanted. The police issued this statement on Saturday, March 25 and accused the senator of deliberately ignoring the request to appear before it in spite of the message sent to him
The police said that two suspects who were arrested in Kogi claimed the senator gave them firearms to create social unrest.