Senator Dino Melaye has been kidnapped by gunmen
Dino Melaye has been allegedly abducted by unknown gunmen, his colleague Ben Murray-Bruce said on Thursday.
Mr Murray-Bruce, one of the key allies of Mr Melaye at the Senate, disclosed this on Twitter a few minutes ago, citing the senator’s brother.
Bloomgist is yet to confirm the kidnap and is working to get independent updates on it.
Mr Melaye was among the 14 senators who defected from the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday.
The controversial senator is facing separate charges for allegedly aiding criminals and attempted suicide.
The Kogi police commissioner, Ali Janga, said he invited Mr Melaye to report at his office by 10:00 a.m. today.
The police chief said Mr Melaye had not arrived, but strongly denied knowledge of his whereabouts.
“I did not send officers to attack him, please call Gwagwalada police to confirm if they have reports,” Mr Janga said.
Mr Melaye’s associates said the senator was feared kidnapped on his way to Lokoja, but could not ascertain the specific section of the Abuja-Lokoja highway where the incident might have occurred.