Senator Dino Melaye has issued a statement insisting that he was attacked by Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives.
The Kogi police spokesman, DSP William Aya accused the lawmaker of twisting the facts.
The Senator was also asked to report with the people in his convoy to the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, Lokoja.
He said “The police stopped the vehicle of the civil defence corps, arrested them and suddenly opened fire on my vehicle, including my back- up vehicle. We all had to run for dear life as they continue to shoot at my SUV and, apart from the officers of the NSCDC, there was no other security man in my convoy.
“This is happening in spite of my earlier letter to the Kogi State Police Command informing them of my plans to tour my constituency and commission my projects across the seven councils. My lawyer also wrote them (police) and they acknowledged the letters.
“Nobody from my convoy engaged in gun battle with the police. The police alleged that it was the last vehicle in my convoy that contained security men and that they shot at the police. This is a big lie. If it was so, why was it that nobody was arrested?
“The vehicle they alleged was never shot and why was it that my car was next to civil defence vehicle that was attacked?”
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