Senator Dino Melaye has been arrested and detained by operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in Abuja.
Early on Tuesday, he had announced that he would pay a visit to police authorities after officers raided his Abuja home on Monday and his police escorts were withdrawn.
However, despite his willingness to turn himself in, a report by Vanguard revealed that Senator Melaye was forcefully arrested on Tuesday and might have briefly struggled with the operatives who carried out the arrest.
The report also revealed that the lawmaker was taken to the SARS detention facility located just opposite the old Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN junction along the Area 1 expressway, a detention facility reputed to house hardened criminals.
Melaye was wanted for questioning over his alleged involvement in a case of unlawful possession of prohibited firearms.
After criminal suspects Kabiru Saidu, a.k.a Osama, and Nuhu Salisu, aka Small, were arrested at Ogojueje in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi on January 19, 2018, they confessed to the police that Senator Melaye hired them to cause unrest in the state ahead of the 2019 general elections.
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