Senator Dino Melaye, has officially been declared wanted and placed under arrest by the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, Abuja, for attempted culpable homicide.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Ag. DCP, Jimoh Moshood, which was sent to Post-Nigeria, on Friday evening.
The statement reads in full:
SENATOR DINO MELAYE IS BEING ARRESTED BY THE POLICE, TO ANSWER TO THE CASE OF ATTEMPTED CULPABLE HOMICIDE, ON THE SHOOTING OF A POLICE OFFICER, SGT. DANJUMA SALIU, WHILE ON DUTY, BY SENATOR DINO MELAYE AND HIS ARMED THUGS, IN KOGI STATE, ON 19th JULY, 2018.
The Police Operatives currently at the residence of Senator Dino Melaye, are to effect his arrest, to answer to the case of attempted culpable homicide, on the shooting of a Police Officer, Sgt. Danjuma Saliu, attached to 37 Police Mobile Force (PMF), while on duty at a stop and search point, along Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa road, in Kogi State.
The above offence was committed by Senator Dino Melaye and his armed thugs, in Kogi State, on 19th July, 2018, when they shot and wounded a Police Officer, Sgt. Danjuma Saliu, attached to 37 Police Mobile Force (PMF), while on duty at a stop and search point along Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa road, in Kogi State. The Police Officer is yet to recover from the gunshot injury he sustained during the attack, and still under intensive medical care.
The Police Investigators have written the Clerk of the National Assembly, for Senator Dino Melaye to report at the Kogi State Police Command, CIID, Lokoja, for him to answer to these offences against him under investigation at the Kogi State Police Command, but he has bluntly refused to report himself to the Police.
The Police Operatives will continue to be in wait at the residence of Senator Dino Melaye, until he surrenders himself for arrest. The offence for which Senator Dino Melaye is being investigated is capital in nature, and not compoundable.
The Force will not tolerate attack on its Personnel, by any individual, no matter how highly placed. The law must take its course.
Members of the public will be kept informed on further development in the investigation of the matter.
Ag. DCP JIMOH MOSHOOD
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER