Armed policemen on Friday afternoon stormed the Maitama residence of Senator Dino Melaye, seeking to arrest him.

The policemen, who came in about five vehicles, arrived the residence at about 12:30 and later gained access into the senator’s house.

The policemen used two of their vehicles to block the gate of the senator’s house, with some of the operatives outside.

One of the policemen in mufti, who approached journalists, said they were there to arrest the Kogi senator.

“We are here to arrest Dino,” the policeman said, but failed to respond when journalists sought to know why they wanted to arrest the senator.

He simply told journalists to find out from the spokesman of the Nigeria Police Force, Jimoh Moshood.

The policeman told journalists, especially cameramen, to stop recording them.

A police van stationed in front of Melaye’s gate

It was gathered that the officers first laid siege to Sangha street, off Mississippi, Maitama, where the lawmaker’s house is, before gaining entrance into his premises.

The senator has refused to come out but he rather took to Twitter narrate the encounter and also call attention to it.

Dino had, few days ago, alleged that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, had plans to poison him to death.

In March, the police declared Melaye wanted after accusing him of supplying arms to suspected hoodlums.

He was later prevented from embarking on a trip to Morocco and subsequently arrested at his residence. The lawmaker was charged to court after spending days in detention.

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