There was pandemonium at the popular Area 1 roundabout Abuja when suspected thugs loyal to the embattled Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West) rescued him and whisked him to safety from the fully armed Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
The drama which began at 2.10 pm lasted for about six minutes with the suspected thugs in two Hilux pick up double-crossing the police escort jerked up Melaye and threw him into one of the van and sped off.
Meanwhile, there is a second version to the story.
According to Aledeh, Senator Melaye actually umped out of a police moving vehicle conveying him to Kogi state and ran into a thick bush.
It was gathered that police operatives also jumped out of the vehicle and gave the fleeing lawmaker a hot chase.
Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West at the National Assembly.
It was learnt that Senator Melaye injured himself in the process and has been rushed to a private hosital, Zankli hospital.