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Senator Dino Melaye wanted by the Police for criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide, committed on 19th July, 2018, when Senator Dino Melaye and his armed thugs attacked Police personnel, shot and wounded Sergeant Danjuma Saliu on stop and search duty along Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa Road in Kogi State has surrendered to the Police Investigation Team on wait at his residence.

In a press statement issued by DCP Jimoh Moshood, the force public relations officer in Abuja and obtained by THELENZ.

Mr. Moshood said that the injured Police Officer, Sgt. Danjuma Saliu, is yet to recover from the gunshot wounds he sustained during the attack and still under intensive medical care in the hospital.

He added that the Police Investigation Team had since 28th December, 2018 arrived the residence of Senator Dino Melaye with a duly obtained Warrant of Arrest to effect his arrest to answer to a case of Criminal Conspiracy and Attempted Culpable Homicide against him under investigation in the Kogi State Police Command, stressing that Senator Dino Melaye on sighting the Police Team locked up himself in the building to evade arrest.

The Police PRO noted that warrant of arrest was obtained after Senator Dino Melaye refused to honour Police invitation dated 23rd July, 2018, signed by the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command addressed to the Clerk, National Assembly, Abuja, inviting Senator Dino Melaye to report on 26th July, 2018 at the Kogi State Police Command, CIID, Lokoja to answer to a case of Criminal Conspiracy and Attempted Culpable Homicide against him under investigation in the Kogi State Police Command.

The Police force spokesman said that the Senator is in Police custody for investigation and subsequently, taken to Police hospital in Abuja for medical attention and he is in stable condition. Investigation into the case of criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide against him is on-going, adding that he would soon be charge to court on completion of investigation. ​

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