The daring and outspoken Senator Dino Melaye has gone ecclesiastical as a way of relieving himself from the stress of the continued police siege in his residence.
Police operatives began the ongoing four-day siege on Melaye’s residence on Friday, 29, December.
Melaye representing Kogi West in the Senate located along Mississippi Maitama, Abuja over is wanted in connection with what the police called “homicide case.”
In his twitter account, the Senator wrote “The Bible record prophet Elijah to be among one of the strongest prophets that lived, but he went to Mount Carmel to hide when king Ahab sought him to kill him cos of the way he boldly declared the truth.
“There is a difference with being scared and being wise.
“I have no fears about tomorrow because He who own tomorrow is my Father,” he consoled himself.
Despite the travail, he wished the public happy new year.
Nigeria Police said it would not lift the current siege on the Abuja residence of Senator Melaye until he surrenders himself for arrest.
“The Police operatives with a duly obtained Warrant of Arrest deployed to arrest Senator Dino Melaye in his residence in Abuja will not retreat until Senator Dino Melaye surrenders himself for arrest and investigation,” Police spokesman Jimoh Moshood said in a statement.
The senator is wanted by the Police for a case of “Criminal Conspiracy and Attempted Culpable Homicide, committed on 19th July, 2018.”
“The claim by the Senate President in the Media that the Police did not submit a letter of invitation to the Clerk of the National Assembly is therefore incorrect as can be seen on attached letter with acknowledgment stamp of the Clerk, National Assembly, Abuja “24 JUL 2018. Despite this, Senator Dino Melaye bluntly refused to report himself to the Police till date.”
The Police, however, said it will “ensure a thorough investigation into this matter while making sure that the rule of law prevails and that no suspect no matter how highly placed, involved in any criminal matter escape justice.”
Police allege that Dino Melaye and “his armed thugs attacked Police personnel; shot and wounded Sgt. Danjuma Saliu, attached to 37 Police Mobile Force (PMF) on stop and search duty along Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa Road in Kogi State.”
“The Police Officer, Sgt. Danjuma Saliu, is yet to recover from the gunshot injury he sustained during the attack and still under intensive medical care in the hospital,” Moshood said.
Melaye, however, has told the Police to secure the country, rather than chase after him, saying he is not a criminal as alleged by the Police.
The Police said Melaye’s arrest was necessary because he had declined invitation for investigation sent to him on separate occasions.