Dino Melaye Petitions IG, Alleges Threat To Life
Senator Dino Melaye (APC/Kogi West) has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and some global bodies over alleged threats to his life.
According to the petition, Melaye alleged that there was a plan to murder him “extra-judicially” by his “political enemies” in collusion with men of the Police Command in Kogi.
In addition, the Senator petitioned the United Nations’ Resident Representative and the Ambassadors of the United States, Germany, Canada and the High Commissioner of the United Kingdom in Nigeria.
He filed the petitions through his lawyers, Messrs Ricky Tarfa & Co.
In the petition, he called on the IG to raise a neutral Police team to investigate the allegations of gun-running being leveled against him by the Kogi State Police Command, allegedly in conspiracy with the Kogi State Government.
“As things stand, I live each day in constant and reasonable fear for my life, looking over my shoulders and being harassed by the named politicians,” the petition read.
“The Police are a willing tools in the hands of these politicians. I am a law-abiding citizen who voluntarily submitted himself before the FCT High Court to answer charges which I know are unsustainable.
“However, the situation I am in right now gives me a reason to believe that the law enforcement agencies, particularly the police, are in cohorts with my political enemies and can even go to the extent of terminating my life extra-judicially.
“I therefore seek your intervention in the circumstances to ensure that my fundamental human rights, which both Nigeria and your countries are party to, are guaranteed and my life protected.”