Over 30 armed mobile policemen have stormed the residence of Senator Dino Melaye in Abuja. This is coming after he was arrested and prevented from leaving the country to Morocco.
The senator had earlier broken the news of his arrest via social media where he wrote:
”I have just been arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport on my way to Morocco for an official engagement sponsored by the Federal Govt after checking in. Stopped from traveling and under arrest. No retreat no surrender. Talk we must”.
Shedding more light on the arrest, Dino Melaye said his passport was snatched from him but he snatched it back.
“My self and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and others were to be on an official trip to Morocco but while some have gone through the Lagos airport today, others are to depart tomorrow.
“I got to this airport I was checked in and was already in the lounge waiting for departure. Immigration officers invited me that there is a directive from the police that I can’t travel; that I am on their watch list. And I said it was not true, that the INTERPOL said they had not issue an alert on me. I opened INTERPOL’s website and showed them the denial. But they insisted that it was based on the directive from the police.
The latest information from the senator’s Facebook page is that his house has been surrounded by armed mobile police officers. He wrote:
“Over 30 heavily armed fierce looking mobile police men have just stormed My residence in Maitama, Abuja.
All roads leading to House has been condoned off, as heavy mobile police men blocked entry & exit of the road. They currently laid siege on in and around The house.”