N255m Armored Car Scandal: Police Arrest Dino Melaye Over Protest Calling For Minister’s Sack

Dino_BMW_0Former House of Representatives member, Otunba Dino Melaye was arrested this morning for leading a group of protesters demanding the resignation of the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah.

The minister has being in the eye of the storm in recent days following news reports that she compelled a cash-strapped agency under her ministry to purchase two special purpose vehicles for her use at the cost of $1.6m (N255m).

Melaye, who organized the protest under the auspices of the Anti-Corruption Network (ACN), was picked up by a team of armed policemen led by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, ASP Sunday Odukoya.

The protest which commenced peacefully at about 11am in Abuja attracted men of the FCT Police Command when a group of knife-wielding protesters, purportedly hired by the embattled minister’s supporters, invaded the scene and attacked the former lawmaker’s group.

In the ensuing melee, Melaye, who is also the Executive Secretary of the ACN, was arrested for staging an “illegal protest” and whisked away in a white Hilux van with police registration number NPF 2128C.

-National Mirror

3 Comments

  • Shame on you dino meleye see where you’ve landed yourself because of peanuts you collected from opposition,you even forgot to get police permit because you’re very broke,you will be charged to court for unlawful gathering.

  • @ donjeff, ure very wrong and its pple like u who will suffer till death. Dino Melaye did the rite tin. How long shuld nigeria tolerate corruption? And if ℓ may ask, why weren’t the pple hired by the minister also arrested along Dino Melaye??? ℓ see nigeria problem lasting 4ever bcos of hipocrisy.

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