The Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki has described the invasion of the Abuja dwelling of Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District, as one other occasion of police getting used to suppress the citizenry’s rights and silencing individuals with opposing views to the present administration.
In an announcement signed by his Particular Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki famous scenario the place the police invaded the house of a Nigerian lawmaker, interfered with the provision of electrical energy and water to the home, beat up and cuffed his home workers and disturbed the peace of his neighbours by claiming he allegedly dedicated an offence in July was unacceptable.
He mentioned: “the timing and determined try to arrest the Senator is suspicious, as the person had raised alarm a number of days earlier than the invasion that there was an try by the police to pay money for him and inflict harm on his particular person, an allegation that was denied by the police.
“The final perception now could be that the Police motion towards Senator Melaye was geared toward conserving him out of circulation, in order that he wouldn’t take part within the basic elections in February. The way of invasion was extremely suspicious. This identical man has been charged with sundry and pointless allegations and he has attended varied courtroom periods. He’s additionally a candidate within the coming elections and subsequently has no motive to run away from the nation.
“If there was an offence allegedly dedicated in July and the police waited until now, we don’t see the urgency in the necessity to arrest him about six weeks to the election during which he’s a candidate.