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Convoy Shooting: Report Yourself Or Be Declared Wanted, Police Tells Melaye


THE Nigeria Police is set to declare Senator Dino Melaye wanted if he fails to turn himself in to answer questions on allegations he accused the force of.

Senator Melaye had accused the police of shooting at his convoy on his way to inaugurate a project in his constituency on Thursday in Kogi State.

Reacting on Friday, the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ali Janga, noted that while the allegations were untrue, the police opened fire in defence of a purported shooting by some individuals in the lawmaker’s convoy.

The police boss stated this on Friday while addressing newsmen in his office.

“Unidentified civilians inside (a vehicle in the convoy) decided to open fire on my policemen. You don’t expect the police to fold their arms; eventually they replied and opened fire too,” Janga said.

“Dino has been going round telling people that he was attacked by unidentified people armed men; no, they were real police officers.

“They were there on assignment. Nobody attacked Dino but rather, his convoy attacked my policemen and they repelled,” he added.

The commissioner while condemning the alleged assault on the police officers at the scene of the incident, said the lawmaker has been invited for questioning and that the police would be forced to declare the embattled lawmaker wanted, should he refuse to ignore their invitation.

“We are going after him (Melaye) and if we cannot see him, we will declare him wanted and we will send his name for watchlisting,” Janga said.

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