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After eight days of holing up at his residence to avoid arrest by policemen for alleged culpable homicide, Senator Dino Melaye has surrendered and left his Maitama home to meet with the Inspector -General of Police , Ibrahim Idris , at the Force headquarters .

It was gathered that senators who visited the lawmaker at his residence on Friday went with Melaye to see the Police boss , apparently to resolve his issues with the Force .

Over 50 policemen had stormed Melaye ’s mansion last week Friday in an attempt to arrest him for interrogation over the alleged shooting of one Sgt . Aliyu .

The policeman , who is said to be lying critically ill at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja , was said to have been injured by suspected thugs loyal to the senator in Kogi State last July .

But Melaye , who represents Kogi West in the National Assembly, had barricaded himself in his home and refused to surrender for arrest .

Similarly, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, met behind closed-doors with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris.

The meeting which held shortly after Friday prayers inside the President’s office at the State House Presidential Villa Abuja, and ended at about 2.30p.m without any official position as to the reason behind the meeting.

Idris was expected to retire from service after reaching the mandatory 35 years in service, on Thursday, January 3.

There were speculations that he might likely have his tenure extended till after the February elections.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has, however, called on President Buhari to allow the IGP retire on January 15.

The party said this was one of the ways the President could convince Nigerians and the international community about his promise to have free, fair and acceptable elections in 2019.

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