How I Was Nearly Killed–Senator Dino Melaye

By Ikenga Chronicles June 14, 2017

How I Was Nearly Killed–Senator Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District, at the red chambers of the National Assembly has narrated how he very nearly lost his life again, due to the machinations of Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello.

The Senator, while raising a point of order during plenary on Tuesday, pointed accusing fingers at the state government of being behind the attack which took place last Monday that led to the death of a student of the Kogi State Polytechnic.

According to Melaye, “I rise this morning to inform the Senate of the satanic, wicked manifestation of the Governor of Kogi State (Yahaya Bello) and his cronies.

“I went on a regular visit to my constituency to brief my constituents about the government’s efforts on my recall.

“On Monday, I left my village and arrived in Lokoja in company with[sic] the Department of State Services (operatives) and policemen.

“When I arrived in Lokoja, I called the Director of DSS that I had the intelligence that the governor brought in assassins to kill me and the DSS director provided a truckload of DSS men to accompany me.

“I also called the Commissioner of Police. I called the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of criminal investigation.

“The Police Commissioner provided me additional men. The DSS and policemen accompanied me to the gate of the Kogi State Polytechnic where I addressed a crowd.

“I just finished addressing the crowd and got off the rostrum and opened my car to go in.

“[Then] I saw gunmen from the other side firing sporadically. I ran into the bulletproof jeep and I saw one particular killer who is notorious and known in Kogi State as a murderer; in fact, he beheaded somebody in Okene and it was for that reason that he was brought to SARS in Abuja.

“He spent months in Abuja and was released few weeks ago. This particular criminal was the one that came and faced my car and opened fire on my car. Fortunately, he was hitting a bulletproof car.”