Melaye Alleges Threat To His Life, Petitions IG, UN, AI, Others

Dino-Melaye recall

Senator Dino Melaye

The senator representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police,IGP; Ibrahim Idris and other global bodies over what he sees as threat to his life.

In the separate petitions, copies of which were seen by CHECKPOINTCHARLEY, Mr. Melaye alleged that there was a plan by his “political enemies” in collusion with men of the Kogi State Police Command to murder him “extra-judicially”.

The chairman senate committee on FCT filed the petitions through his lawyers, Messrs Ricky Tarfa & Co.

Melaye also 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.

Others petitioned are the Amnesty International, Transparency International and the Human Rights Watch.

He called on the IGP, the international community and global human rights bodies to wade into his matter so as to save him from the “wilful, intentional harassment, oppression, political victimisation and threat to life.”

The senator in the petition to the IGP, asked Mr. Idris to raise a neutral Police team to investigate the allegations of gun-running being leveled against him by the Kogi State Police Command, accusing them of being used as toold by the Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello.

He wrote, “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 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.”

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