Since the Senator Dino Melaye and police drama, one person who has been in the forefront of advocacy is Senator Ben Bruce. The senator currently representing Bayelsa East constituency, took to Twitter as usual to recount his experience after visiting Melaye in hospital. According to the ‘Common sense’ Senator, Senator Melaye is asthmatic yet the police gassed him and he could barely breathe. Second time they gassed him, he had to force his way out of the vehicle.
Just met with @dino_melaye. Very sad to hear what transpired. Dino is asthmatic, yet while in transit, the police gassed him & he could barely breathe. Second time they gassed him, he had to force his way out of the vehicle. Dino literally escaped death. SAD!
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) April 30, 2018
Well, some Nigerians are Calling out Mr Bruce for giving a false story. According them, it is impossible for police to gas a vehicle which they(police and driver) and Melaye were in. If that was the case, then the police should be charged with attempted suicide and murder.
See reactions below;
As expected, It doesn't make sense at all. not surprised that the first time we're hearing about any form of tear gassing, it is coming from the "comon sense senator" & not the Senator (who was on video threatened to Kill himself and put the police officers in trouble) himself.🤔
— Wale III (@waleola101) April 30, 2018
The Police must be very wicked to have gassed themselves, Dino and the driver of the car? They should be charged for attempting to commit suicide and murder of Dino…….
— Yomi Akinde (@oluyomzy) April 30, 2018