Why Police storm Nigerian Dino Melaye’s house, seek senator’s arrest

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Armed policemen, on Friday afternoon, stormed the Maitama residence of Senator Dino Melaye, seeking to arrest him.

The policemen used two of their vehicles to block the gate of the senator’s house, with some of the operatives outside.

One of the policemen in mufti, who approached journalists, said they were there to arrest the Kogi senator.

“We are here to arrest Dino,” the policeman said, but failed to respond when journalists sought to know why they wanted to arrest the senator.

He simply told journalists to find out from the spokesman of the Nigeria Police Force, Jimoh Moshood.

The policeman told journalists, especially cameramen, to stop recording them.

Here is how the senator react on twitter:

In a series of tweets on Friday, the Senator claimed that his residence was under siege by the police.

“All entrances to my residence in Mississippi have been secured by the police that claims there is no order to arrest me.

“One truck by centagon school too. Media and Nigerians take note. We have pictures of those involved.

“They have just zoomed off the trucks leaving three men at the different end of my street wearing black.

“Two trucks with people wearing black in front on centagon school on Mississippi maitama. Toyota Siena at the entrance of Sangha street, gold colour Honda accord roaming the street.

“A man in jallabia have gone forth and back my street more than 10 times.

“Two hilux truck have now blocked my gate with men in mufti numbering 20.

“Cameras recording. They are trying to plant guns in the cars outside. We are watching”.

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