The police has said that the wait at the residence of the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye will continue until the lawmaker, surrenders himself.
According to the police, senator Dino Melaye is wanted for criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide, committed on 19th July, 2018, when he and “his armed thugs attacked police personnel, shot and wounded Sgt Danjuma Saliu on stop and search duty along Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa road in Kogi state.
In a Statement signed by police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood on Sunday, it made it very clear that police operatives deployed to arrest Melaye, will not retreat until the senator surrenders himself for arrest and investigation.
It is on record that the Police investigators submitted a Letter of Invitation dated 23rd July, 2018, signed by the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command addressed to the Clerk, National Assembly, Abuja, inviting Senator Dino Melaye to report on 26th July, 2018 at 1100Hrs at the Kogi State Police Command, CIID, Lokoja to answer to a case of Criminal Conspiracy and Attempted Culpable Homicide against him under investigation in the Kogi State Police Command. The claim by the Senate President in the Media that the Police did not submit a letter of invitation to the Clerk of the National Assembly is therefore incorrect as can be seen on attached letter with acknowledgment stamp of the Clerk, National Assembly, Abuja “24 JUL 2018“. Despite this, Senator Dino Melaye bluntly refused to report himself to the Police till date.
The police further released copies of pictures of the shot Police Officer, Sgt. Danjuma Saliu, the Police Invitation Letter addressed to the Clerk of National Assembly, Abuja and the Medical Report from the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Kogi State, confirming the admission of Sgt. Danjuma Saliu into the Hospital for treatment of the gunshot injury he sustained from the attack by Senator Dino Melaye and his armed thugs while on Stop and Search duty.
Police also revealed that Sgt. Danjuma Saliu, is yet to recover from the gunshot injury he sustained during the attack and still under intensive medical care in the hospital.
It however assured that it will ensure that thorough investigation is carried out, and the rule of law is adhered to, in the case.
The Force will ensure a thorough investigation into this matter while making sure that the rule of law prevails and that no suspect no matter how highly placed, involved in any criminal matter escape justice.