The Nigeria Police Force, has said that Senator Dino Melaye, who is wanted for criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide, has surrendered.
This was made known in a Press statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Ag. DCP, Jimoh Moshood.
The Senator, is said to have committed the crime on 19th July, 2018, when he and his armed thugs attacked Police personnel, shot and wounded Sgt. Danjuma Saliu, on stop and search duty, along Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa road, in Kogi State.
The statement reads in full:
The Police Officer, Sgt. Danjuma Saliu, is yet to recover from the gunshot injury he sustained during the attack, and still under intensive medical care in the Hospital.
The Police Investigation Team had since 28th December, 2018, at about 10:00hrs, arrived the residence of Senator Dino Melaye, with a duly obtained Warrant of Arrest to effect his arrest to answer to a case of Criminal Conspiracy and Attempted Culpable Homicide against him under investigation in the Kogi State Police Command. Senator Dino Melaye on sighting the Police Team locked up himself in the building to evade arrest.
The Warrant of Arrest was obtained after Senator Dino Melaye refused to honour Police invitation dated 23rd July, 2018, signed by the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command addressed to the Clerk, National Assembly, Abuja, inviting Senator Dino Melaye to report on 26th July, 2018 at 11:00hrs at the Kogi State Police Command, CIID, Lokoja to answer to a case of Criminal Conspiracy and Attempted Culpable Homicide against him under investigation in the Kogi State Police Command.
The Police Investigation Team cordoned off the building and continued to be in wait for eight (8) days, for Senator Dino Melaye to obey the law and surrender himself for arrest.
While the Police Investigation Team was waiting, Senator Dino Melaye granted an interview monitored on Television Stations, that he was not in Abuja. This claim eventually was discovered to be completely false, as Senator Dino Melaye surrendered to the waiting Police Investigation Team, today, at his residence, in Abuja, at about 15:00hrs.
Senator Dino Melaye is currently in Police custody for investigation, and subsequently, taken to Police Hospital, Abuja, for medical attention, and he is in stable condition. Investigation into the case of criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide against him is on-going.
The case will be taken to court on completion of investigation.