Senator Dino Melaye jumped off a moving police truck. He has lost the right to be addressed as 'honorable'.
Dino Melaye is taken to hospital after jumping off police truck (Twitter/@OrderPaper)Senator Melaye was on his way to Morocco on Monday, April 23 when he was told by immigration officials that he couldn’t board the flight because he had made it into INTERPOL’s ‘no fly list’. Of course Melaye protested and snatched back his travel passport from the officials in a fit of rage. However, the police took over from where immigration stopped and arrested Melaye. The police then drove Melaye to his luxury home and made sure he didn’t escape, by surrounding the entire apartment. Senator Dino Melaye wheeled into the hospital on a stretcherplay Dino Melaye being wheeled into hospital (Gist Arena) Melaye was still in police custody when he was driven to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, for grilling. After questioning, Melaye was then shepherded into a police van en route Kogi, for arraignment.
Sen Dino Melaye sits on the bare floor after jumping off a police truck“The Police team re-enforced and trailed Senator Dino Melaye to Zankli Hospital, Abuja where he was re-arrested. The Senator would be arraigned in court without further delay. “Meanwhile, one of the Toyota Hilux vehicles used by the hoodlums and miscreants in aiding the escape of the Senator has been recovered by the Police investigation team”. Why should a 'distinguished' senator try to evade arrest by jumping off a moving truck? Isn't that something louts and thugs should be pulling off? By pulling off that stunt which was capable of costing him his life, Melaye has lost the right to be addressed as honorable. There's nothing 'honorable' in flying from a moving truck, unless of course you are on the set of a movie. Possession of firearms Melaye is in trouble for his alleged involvement in a case of unlawful possession of prohibited firearms. After criminal suspects Kabiru Saidu, a.k.a Osama, and Nuhu Salisu, aka Small, were arrested at Ogojueje in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi on January 19, 2018, they told the police that Senator Melaye hired them to cause unrest in the State ahead of the 2019 general elections. The suspects revealed that the lawmaker handed them a bag containing one AK-47 rifle, two pump action guns and the sum of N430,000 to recruit hardened troublemakers and unleash mayhem in Kogi. Of course Melaye denied the allegations in a viral video. Melaye is so adept at making music videos, the BBC calls him ‘Nigeria’s music video senator’ these days. A senator who jumps off a moving truck shouldn’t be addressed as honorable or distinguished anymore. Of course Melaye has fought on the floor of parliament before, with his shirt ripped apart in the process. He has shown up on the floor of the senate in an academic gown, just to prove a point. Suicide watch alert! NIGERIAN LAWMAKER @dino_melaye threatens to kill himself if arrested by @PoliceNG The "distinguished" @NGRSenate member is famous for his hit single "ajeku iya" and love for expensive cars and designer cloths. DINO is wanted on arms running charges. He has placed a tray of boiled groundnuts on his head while posing as a hawker. He has danced and sang in viral videos to taunt his political opponents and he has appeared in a commercial rap video, flaunting his bling lifestyle for effect. On the floor of the senate, he’s often the loudest and most vocal, but he hardly says anything resembling the outpouring of a logical thought process. Here is a man for whom drama comes naturally, you have to agree he’s in the wrong job. The right thing for Melaye to have done is prove himself innocent of the charges in court, not fly off a truck to avoid the court altogether. Here is a lawmaker trampling on the basics of the law.