Ben Murray-Bruce has called for the immediate release of Dino Melaye following his arrest at Abuja airport on Monday morning.
The senator representing Bayelsa East constituency said Melaye is one of the “few voices left that still speaks truth to power and has played a major role in bringing this government into being.” Dino Melaye, a popular Kogi West senator was apprehended while on a Morroco-bound flight for an official engagement sponsored by the Federal Government at the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport in Abuja. The Nigerian Immigration Service has confirmed the incident.
Ben Bruce said: “Dino Melaye played a major role in bringing this government into being. It will be very unfortunate if the sane government he fought for turns around to be the one fighting him. Let this be a lesson for anyone who is fighting for their 2nd term. After you are no longer useful.”
“I call for the immediate and unconditional release of Dino Melaye. He is one of the few voices left that still speaks truth to power. Nigeria needs men like that and the Dino I know will not be cowed by arrest or persecution,” the senator adds.
On April 3, the Nigeria Police Force warned the Senator representing Kogi, Dino Melaye, to appear in court ahead of his arraignment on May 10, 2018. The Police had on March 24, 2018, issued an invitation and a court summon had been issued to Senator Melaye, both of which he did not honour.
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