- By Adekunle Best
The lawmaker representing Kogi West district, Senator Dino Melaye, is presently in the custody of the Nigeria Police Force, Naija News Understands.
A source at the Force Headquarters in Abuja confirmed this on Friday.
The police carried out a search of the lawmaker’s residence in the nation’s capital while he was taken to the office of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) in Guzape.
Although Senator Melaye had earlier said he was not in the house, the police said he opened the door to the residence himself at about 3 pm today after which he was taken into custody.
Naija News also learnt that lawmaker, is currently at the head office of the special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Abuja, in the company of some lawmakers and his lawyers.
Police had said Melaye was wanted for a case of criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide committed on 19 July, 2018.
But the senator has since denied the allegation.