Police Reacts to Dino Melaye Escape from Lawful Custody, Re-arrest

There has been uncertainty over rumoured escape of Senator Dino Melaye in a Police vehicle until the police confirmed the development.

In a statement, the Force Public Relations Officer, Abuja, ACP Jimoh Moshood

Explained that “At about 1200Hrs of today Sen. Dino Melaye while in lawful custody of the Nigeria Police Force and being taken for arraignment in Federal High Court Lokoja, from Abuja, escaped from lawful custody when hoodlums and miscreants in Two (2) Toyota Hilux Vehicles blocked the Police vehicle conveying Senator Dino Melaye around Area 1 Round About, Abuja and in the process the Senator jumped out of the Police vehicle through the window and was rescued from the Police men by hoodlums and miscreants to an unknown destination.

“The Police team re-enforced and trailed Senator Dino Melaye to Zankli Hospital, Abuja where he was re-arrested. The Senator would be arraigned in court without further delay.

“Meanwhile, one of the Toyota Hilux vehicles used by the hoodlums and miscreants in aiding the escape of the Senator has been recovered by the Police investigation team.

“The Inspector General of Police has therefore directed a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to the rescue and escape of Senator Dino Melaye from lawful custody”, the police spokesman said.

However, some of the Senator’s supporter noted that “This story that  Senator Dino Melaye jumped out of ARMED POLICE moving vehicle and escaped into the bush on the way to Lokoja from Abuja can only be believed by those MUMU who believed that story of someone trekking from Lagos to Abuja.

“Where was Dino Melaye seated in the vehicle? Certainly, it must be in the middle with one policeman on his right and another on his left. So how could he have escaped?

“Did he push the Armed Policemen on the side through which he jumped out of the vehicle out first before jumping out?

“At what speed was the vehicle moving? Even at 50KM/Hr, no one can jump out of a vehicle?

“Like I said,  this is another Tales by Moonlight and I hope it was not even an attempt to kill the Senator”, a supporters posted on the Senator’s WhatsApp group.

The Senator was earlier reported hospilised after he was alleged to have jumped out of the moving vehicle.

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