BREAKING: Senator Dino Melaye Shot By Ten Hired Assassins!

By Ikenga Chronicles April 15, 2017

Senator Dino Melaye escaped death by the whiskers as gunmen invaded his

house on Saturday at Ayetoro-Gbede in Kogi State.

It was gathered that the gunmen numbering about ten arrived the house at
about midnight through the bush and opened fire from different directions
on the house.

The house was riddled with bullets while two of the vehicles parked in the
estate were damaged by the hoodlums.

Melaye, was in his country home at Ayetoro-Gbede in Ijumu Local Government
Area for the Easter holiday at the time of the attack.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP William Aya told NAN
that the police received a distress call from the senator at about 1 a.m.
and immediately responded.

He said the hoodlums escaped before the police arrived, thereby making
arrest impossible.

On his part, Melaye said the hoodlums arrived at about midnight and started
shooting sporadically at the main building in the compound.

He said the shooting lasted for almost one hour, adding that apart from the
building riddled with bullets, two of his vehicles were damaged.

The senator said he suspected Mr Taufiq Isa, the Administrator of Ijumu
Local Government to be behind the attack.

“At about midnight, we started hearing gunshots. They fired more than 200
rounds of bullet into the house. This attempt to kill me will not stop me
from speaking the truth.” Dino said.

“If I speak the truth, I will die, if I lie, I will die. I’ve decided to
speak the truth and die. I’m not afraid of death. I only respect men, I
don’t fear them.”

“I am championing an administrative course. I will continue to speak and be
the voice to the voiceless. I’m not deterred; I remain resolute to make
Kogi better. Nothing will stop me from coming home.”

In a swift reaction, Isa denied having a hand in the attempt on the life of
the Senator, saying that he had been busy for sometime taking care of his
sick wife.

“I’ve never been a violent man. My running battle with Dino Melaye, if any,
is because I have asked him to stop vilifying the state governor, Alhaji
Yahaya Bello.” Isa said.

Isa added “Let him (Dino) prove it. I lost my uncle a week ago; I’m still
attending to my sick wife and busy supervising the APC re- registration
programmes. I’m a democrat and law abiding. I challenge Dino to prove his

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