Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West district, says he has regained freedom after he was allegedly kidnapped by unidentified persons.
“Senator Melaye, who announced this via his Twitter handle on Friday, July 27, 2018, said he was held captive for 11 hours by his purported abductors,” Channels TV reported.
I thank God once again for escaping another dangerous attack. I also thank Nigerians for their prayers and show of Love. Spent 11 hours in the wilderness traumatized but God preserved me. God is the best and in whom ONLY I trust. They will continue to try. WE SHALL OVERCOME!!!
— Senator Dino Melaye. (SDM) (@_dinomelaye) July 27, 2018
It quoted the controversial federal lawmaker as saying that he was able to escape “another dangerous attack” through the prayers of his supporters across the country.
Dino Melaye, the controversial senator representing Kogi West district in the National Assembly, has been reportedly abducted by armed men in Gwagwalada area of Abuja.
This event is said to have occurred on Thursday, July 26, 2018 on his way to Lokoja to make an appearance on court in his criminal conspiracy trial.
According to an eye-witness who spoke to Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, the armed thugs were driving in a government Hilux van and a Sienna bus.
Senator Murray-Bruce has tweeted about the incident.
I have just been informed by Moses Melaye, @dino_melaye’s brother, that Dino has been abducted by unknown persons in a Toyota Sienna that blocked their car and overpowered them on their way to Kogi to answer to Dino’s court case. Lets be on the watch out. Will keep you updated.
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) July 26, 2018
Calls by The Trent’s correspondent to Senator Maleya’s two telephone numbers have not been picked.