How Melaye's Jump From Police Vehicle Ended In Hospital
Is Senator Dino Melaye moving away from producing 'music videos' to playing a role in Nollywood? Will Nigerians give him some accolades?
The time was 12 noon.
The siege laid to the home of the Nigerian Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District had climaxed in his arrest and every thing appeared under control.
Basking in the euphoria of the success of the arrest, the unprecedented happened and the police was thrown off balance.
According to the police, 'hoodlums and miscreants' in two Toyota Hilux Vehicles blocked the vehicle conveying Senator Melaye around Area 1 Round About, Abuja minutes after he was taken.
Police officials lost concentration and those few seconds was the Senator's opportunity to try the Black Panther act.
Senator Melaye, the police said, escaped through the window of the vehicle and he was rescued from the Police men by 'hoodlums and miscreants' to an unknown destination.
After he jumped from the vehicle conveying him to Lokoja for arraignment, the Senator became unconscious, and was taken to Zankli Hospital, Abuja.
Not giving up on the chase, the police team re-enforced and trailed the Senator to the hospital.
He was re-arrested, the police said in a statement by its spokesman Jimoh Moshood.
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After his arrested, the police also recovered one of the Toyota Hilux vehicles used by persons it described as hoodlums and miscreants to aid Senator Melaye's escape from 'lawful custody'.
The drama occurred after he was detained on Monday by officials of Immigration service who arrested him at Abuja airport on his way to Morocco.
"The Inspector General of Police has therefore directed a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to the rescue and escape of Senator Dino Melaye from lawful custody," the statement added.