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Senator Dino Melaye rearrested in Hospital After attempting to Escape Police Custody in Abuja



Photo Credit: The Cable

A new video from VoiceTv Nigeria shows Senator Dino Melaye been rushed into the Zankili Medical Center, Mabuchi, today in Abuja.

According to TheCable, Melaye was reportedly being led to court by the policemen on Tuesday afternoon when he attempted to escape thereby sustaining injuries when he jumped out of a moving police vehicle.

It was gathered that the police vehicle carrying Melaye turned to an unknown location when it got to Area 1, Abuja. He was said to have immediately jumped out of the vehicle.

Addressing journalists at the hospital including TheCable, an eyewitness simply identified as Peter said:

I was there in Area 1 when the police vehicle stopped somewhere and amid the confusion, there were shouts of ‘shoot him, shoot him’.

He has been saying it that they want to take his life and we can see that now. Yesterday, about 200 policemen were in house. They were there till this morning. When he came out, he told them ‘okay, I’m going to go with you people to the police station.’ That he is not a criminal and that they don’t even have any arrest warrant on him. But he followed them.

It was later this afternoon, while he was being taken to court, around that Area 1, the crowd had gathered and the police officers were there with him. I don’t know if he was pushed out of the vehicle or not but amid the confusion, they later moved him from there.

The police has now rearrested the senator, and in a statement to TheCable, said “hoodlums and miscreants in two Toyota hilux vehicles blocked the police vehicle” while Melaye was being taken to court. The statement read:

At about 12pm of today (Tuesday), Sen. Dino Melaye while in lawful custody of the Nigeria police force and being taken for arraignment in federal high court, Lokoja from Abuja, escaped from lawful custody when hoodlums and miscreants in two Toyota hilux vehicles blocked the police vehicle conveying Senator Dino Melaye around Area 1 roundabout, Abuja and in the process the senator jumped out of the police vehicle through the window and was rescued from the police men by hoodlums and miscreants to an unknown destination.

The police team re-enforced and trailed Senator Dino Melaye to Zankli Hospital, Abuja where he was re-arrested. The senator would be arraigned in court without further delay.

Meanwhile, one of the Toyota hilux vehicles used by the hoodlums and miscreants in aiding the escape of the senator has been recovered by the police investigation team. The inspector general of police has therefore directed a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to the rescue and escape of Senator Dino Melaye from lawful custody.

The police is yet to take Melaye away from the hospital, as he’s still being treated.

Dino Melaye who is representing Kogi West District was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja on Monday.

It is unclear what offence he was arrested for but the senator had been declared wanted by the police following the disappearance of some suspects who allegedly indicted him in a gunrunning case.

Melaye is yet to make any official statement through his Twitter page, on which he is usually very vocal.


  1. jokobaba

    April 24, 2018 at 10:06 pm


  2. Kanyinsola

    April 24, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Waawu waawu! Drama, madness and lawlessness

  3. Lilo

    April 24, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    It’s about time someone checked his arse jare. He has pissed off so many people it will be hard to pinpoint who is doing him this time. I won’t put it pass Tinubu tho. Dino – ase o ti e le.

  4. Mohammad

    April 24, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    Ajeku iya loading. ??

  5. mrx

    April 25, 2018 at 12:07 am

    There are preparing the beans he will eat in Kirikiri. You don’t mess a military president/or with Jagaban and think they will let you go free. Nigeria is not as advance as social media makes one think. Underground cartel are the once controlling the country. The ignoramous thinks he can make noise. make you no drop soap for baffroom oh

  6. OA

    April 25, 2018 at 2:24 am

    You ppl are wicked. Te-he-he. Rubbing my hands together with such glee and watching with determined anticipation like a villain! Lol!

  7. Nahum

    April 25, 2018 at 3:03 am

    Dino, Tinubu has just started with you. Shebi you were singing ajeku Iya ni oje for him, we will see who go laugh last. Abeg who gives a damn about all of you, APC or PDP? You all should finish yourselves, make we hear word

    • Mamamia

      April 25, 2018 at 1:32 pm

      You couldn’t have said it any better, infact me I am rooting for all these politicians to deal with themselves like this. We the citizens are watching and waiting once una finish with una selves, we will collect our country and begin rebuilding.

  8. Mrs chidukane

    April 25, 2018 at 3:12 am

    Unnecessary distraction.

  9. Joseph

    April 25, 2018 at 7:14 am

    some thing fishing here , how can a such hug man jump out of a Car window , anyway he has been working for them , so let them sort their self out


    April 25, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Nigeria with funny distractions. How can a huge stature like Dino jump through the window of HIilux jeep? Running after Dino is a ridiculous distraction if police cannot run after those who stole mace, those that imported lorry load of guns etc. Ourmumudondo. Dino is only being punished by Oga at the top for his audacity.

    • Lilo

      April 25, 2018 at 12:58 pm

      You must not know that Dino is a tout turned Senator. I believe he tried to escape. I believe he is trying to come out of this looking like a victim. He is the real aluta only this time, police is the ruler over aluta. Werey ni oga. Hahah

    • Gabriel Babatunde

      April 26, 2018 at 9:42 am

      Beeni jare, they cant even get their perjured statements right, what were they looking at before he jumped? who will arrest Dino and open the window? they want the whole world to see who they have arrested? when did they start that? Were police men not in the same seat with him?
      If federal high court permitted arraignment in Abuja, why should he be taken to Lokoja?
      Alot of questions our Police should answer, aren’t there better ways to catch a resisting criminal than this public show of savagery?

  11. Summer

    April 25, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Lmao I just watched a video of him threatening to kill himself on instablog. Clown.

    Sidebar: Yes, he stepped on Tinubu’s toes, but the ‘ajeku iya ni o je’ composition was for Sowore (Sahara Reporters) over the fake certificate matter.

  12. Nigerian Boy

    April 25, 2018 at 11:44 am

    What is this man still doing? How many will they arrest him? Lazy leaders

  13. Lailatu

    April 25, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    I really don’t understand Nigerians gaskiya. It’s like we take pleasure in people’s misfortune. Is Dino a rascal? Yes. Does that justify using government’s limited resources to fight a vendetta? Hell no! In a country with serious security challenges, I can’t understand so many police were sent in gestapo style to arrest a single person. And for what offense really? We should never applaud government impunity. Lastly, if the truth be told, a lot of Dino’s fights were necessary.

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