|Sen. Dino Melaye|
There has been an attempt on Senator Dino Melaye’s life in the early hours of yesterday, April 15, 2017. The senator escaped an assassination attempt on his life at his resident in Ayetoro-Gbede, Kogi state.
Reports said that about 10 gunmen came around Melaye’s home around 12:00 midnight and began to shoot sporadically at the building.
Though Dino was not injured but two of his cars were damaged with bullets.
He reportedly made a distress call to the Kogi state Commissioner of police, CP, Wilson Inalegwu, who inturn ordered his to the scene. But it was later reported that the police got his home after the incident.
The CP has ordered the commencement of investigation into the attack.
Meanwhile, when speaking on the attack, Melaye said he believes the assassination attempt was politically inclined.
He said: “At about midnight, we started hearing gunshots. They fired more than 200 rounds of bullets into the house. This attempt to kill me will not stop me from speaking the truth.
“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 cause. 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.
“The DPO did not come to my house until three hours later. Even the area Commander in Kabba was not notified until I called the Commissioner of police. I suspect a Satanic collaboration between Taufiq Isa and the police in Aiyetoro because the duo held a meeting two days ago. Only God will protect us in this country but definitely not the police.”