The police has said that senator Dino Melaye, is in stable condition after the drama that ensued, on surrendering himself earlier for arrest and investigation.
Police had revealed that Melaye was wanted for “criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide. ”
In a statement by Police headquarters signed by police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood on Friday, Melaye surrendered himself at 3:00pm today to the investigating team at his residence in Abuja, were the siege had taken place.
Senator Dino Melaye wanted by the Police for criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide, committed on 19th July, 2018, when Senator Dino Melaye 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 has surrendered to the Police Investigation Team on wait at his residence, today, 4th January, 2019 at about 1500hrs.
Police further revealed that the lawmaker had locked himself up in his house, on sighting the police on the day that marked the beginning of the siege.
The Police Investigation Team had since 28th December, 2018 at about 1000hrs arrived the residence of Senator Dino Melaye with a duly obtained Warrant of Arrest to effect his arrest to answer to a case of Criminal Conspiracy and Attempted Culpable Homicide against him under investigation in the Kogi State Police Command. Senator Dino Melaye on sighting the Police Team locked up himself in the building to evade arrest.
The Warrant of Arrest was obtained after Senator Dino Melaye refused to honour Police 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.
Police also recalled iow Melaye had claimed not to be home, during an interview monitored on TV but “this claim eventually was discovered to be completely false as Senator Dino Melaye surrendered to the waiting Police Investigation Team today at his residence in Abuja at about 1500hrs.”
Police also assured the public that the lawmaker representing Kogi West district, is now in stable condition after been treated at police hospital in Abuja. Mr Moshood further stated that the case will be taken to court, as soon as investigation is complete.
Senator Dino Melaye is currently in Police custody for investigation, and subsequently, taken to Police hospital, Abuja for medical attention and he is in stable condition. Investigation into the case of criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide against him is on-going.
The case will be taken to court on completion of investigation.