Policemen have invaded the Abuja residence of Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, on Friday.
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.
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.
All entrances to my residence in Mississippi have been secured by the police that claim there is no order to arrest me. One truck by centagon school too. Media and Nigerians take note. We have pictures of those involved.— Senator Dino Melaye (@dino_melaye)