BREAKING: Dino Melaye Released
Senator Dino Melaye, a 'music video superstar', has been released hours after he was arrested at the International Airport in Nigeria's capital city, Abuja, on his way to Morocco on an official assignment.
He must have missed his flight.
The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly earlier on Monday sent out a distress tweet, reporting his arrest at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
He was arrested by officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service after checking in for his journey to Morocco.
The distress tweet read: "I have just been arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport on my way to Morocco for an official engagement sponsored by the Federal Govt after checking in".
The Senator had been put on wanted persons list by police in March over allegations that he aided thugs in Kogi State with arms, a case that is already in court.
He had been invited by the Force headquarters in Kogi State for questioning, but he had not attended to that invitation.
Senator Melaye is known for his funny ways of addressing issues in videos that usually go viral after he makes them public. Will he release another video after he regains freedom?
He has not confirmed his release, but the Senator who has a recall notice issue hanging around his neck said he was not disturbed with his arrests. "Talk we must," he had posted as his reaction to his arrest on Instagram.