Senator Dino Melaye on Wednesday alleged that men of the Nigeria Police Force, attempted to kill him twice in custody with chemical substance and through injection.
Mr. Melaye stated this on the floor of the senate while announcing his intention to defect from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
According to him, police officers first used “chemical substance and the second time through injection.”
He added that he would have died if not for the intervention of God.
Melaye said, “Mr President, I want to say that the Nigerian police attempted to kill me twice, one through the application of a chemical substance and the second time through injection. They actually came with an injection but God intervened.
“Having appreciated God for his love and kindness and protection upon my soul, I want to specially acknowledge the Nigerian senate under the capable leadership and irremovable president of the senate. I want to thank you for your love, for your concern, for speaking for me and the course of democracy.
“I will not also conclude my appreciation without appreciating the indomitable speaker of the house of representatives and indeed the house of representatives. I thank them immensely for showing that an injury to one is an injury to all.
“The national chairman of PDP and the executive of the PDP in Kogi state I salute you. I thank Nigerians for their support. The battle to salvage this country from financial scavengers and economic cankerworms, to me, is a battle of no retreat, no surrender.
“We must salvage this country together; we don’t have any other to call our own. As my voice gets better, it will get louder. I shall not cease to ask questions where necessary.”
The senator, representing Kogi West had been arraigned before Abuja and Kogi State courts over alleged gun-running, attempted suicide, among others, charges he said were politically motivated due to his penchant for speaking truth to power.
He is currently on bail granted to him by a Lokoja High Court.