“Senator Melaye Escaped, Not Released” …Police Source

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A source at the Abuja police command has said that the Kogi West senator, Mr. Duro Melaye, who was detained this morning by the immigration officials had not been arrested by the police when he slipped out of the airport in circumstances no one could explain.

The source said that those holding Melaye had called for the intervention of the INTERPOL’s police commissioner but before the senior officer got to where the senator was being detained, a waiting SUV appeared from nowhere and whisked him away.

Earlier today, Senator Melaye was ambushed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and was prevented from travelling out to Morocco by policemen and operatives of the Nigeria Immigration Service.

Following his disappearance at the airport, however, the source said that a detachment of policemen later stormed his residence at 11, Sangha Street, Maitama, Abuja.

Senator Dino Melaye