…Indicts police, armed forces
…Guards shot sergeant
The Kogi State Police Command has summoned Senator Dino Melaye to report at the Point out Legal and Investigation Office right after his armed guards fired on a staff of policemen on patrol obligations in the state.
A police sergeant was the sufferer of the capturing, the police stated and is recuperating in the healthcare facility.
The Kogi Law enforcement Command asked Melaye to report at the SCIID place of work in the state money, in the business of his armed guards, as investigation started on the capturing.
According to the police, their statement, signed by DSP William Ovye Aya, the Professional, was partly to refute Melaye’s allegation that he was shot at by the police.
On the opposite, the police said that Melaye’s guards opened hearth very first, with the law enforcement responding.
In posts on Instagram, Melaye did not point out any taking pictures incident. Nonetheless, he claimed the law enforcement tried out to block his convoy with a grader, parked on a bridge, although he was on his way to Yagba east to commission some projects. In accordance to him, his convoy avoided the blockade.
In a further Instagram put up, the senator symbolizing Kogi West said the state authorities barricaded the road to quit his motion.
It was on Twitter that the senator claimed an try was manufactured on his existence in the course of the go to to his condition.
He claimed about 20 bullets were fired at his jeep by a mixture of policemen, gentlemen of the Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) and the military services.
”I thank God for spearing(sic) my lifetime after once more. Around 20 bullets holes on my jeep. Blend of police,SARS and armed forces. God I thank you.
I thank God for spearing my lifetime the moment all over again. Above 20 bullets holes on my jeep. Blend of police,SARS and navy. God i thank you.
— Senator Dino Melaye (@dino_melaye) July 19, 2018
The law enforcement assertion reproduced underneath contradicted his account:
“Today, at about 1530several hours, a staff of policemen from the Command was on a regime Anti – Robbery/Kidnapping patrol along Aiyetoro Gbede – Mopa Highway.
“During the patrol, and as it is typically the follow, the workforce pinned down at a position at Iyah Gbede Junction, the place they have been observing the freeway and once in a while conducting Stop and Lookup.
“It was in this system a lengthy convoy of automobiles coming from Mopa in direction of Aiyetoro Gbede approached the Stage. Officers of the Command at the Point flagged down the convoy. While the guide vehicle, a Toyota Hilux van, which was later uncovered to be conveying officers of the Nigerian Safety and Civil Defence Corps, stopped to introduce them selves, other autos in the convoy dangerously zoomed off devoid of regards to the security of the officers on ground.
“Surprisingly, some basic clothed armed adult men, occupying a white Toyota Hilux van, with out registration quantity, with no provocation fired gunshots at the officers of the Anti-Robbery /Kidnapping Patrol Crew.
“One of the officers, a Sergeant, was hit by bullet on the right component of his upper body as a end result of which he sustained grievous injuries.
“The Officer is at the moment lying critically unwell in the clinic where he has gone through a live threatening surgical procedures and presently recuperating.
“Expectedly, the policemen in self defence responded by firing back again to repel the unforeseen attack. Motor vehicles in the convoy nevertheless, drove away from the scene. It was not until eventually the officers of the Nigerian Safety and Civil Defence Corps were being questioned that it was realised that the convoy was that of Senator Dino Melaye.
“It is instead unlucky that the Senator could just after this dastardly act by his aides, be going all around with armed males, mysterious to the Command who could launch these a lethal attack on law enforcement officers in the course of their normal duty.
“It is far more saddening that the Senator could transform all-around to challenge deceptive statements to address up the heinous crime fully commited by his hired aides.
“While, the command has instituted a superior driven investigation panel into the incident, Senator Melaye is hereby suggested to report with persons in his convoy to the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State Felony Intelligence and Investigation Office, Lokoja to aid in the investigation.”