Nigerian police have threatened a showdown with controversial lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye.

The senator has been accused of criminal offences of conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms.

He was then invited by police command in Kogi to answer questions, but Melaye wrote to the police saying, he would rather be interrogated in Abuja, where he lives.

Now, the police have given him up until March 28 to appear before it at its Kogi Command or be declared wanted like a common criminal.

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The Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Jimoh Moshood, said in a statement that the police were forced to resort to this measure after Melaye failed to honour its invitation and a court summon.

According to the PRO, Melaye’s summon follows the arrest of two men in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, on January 19, after they confessed to having committed various crimes such as kidnappings and armed robbery.

They also disclosed that the Senator had handed them a bag containing firearms.

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