Law enforcement agents release Dino Melaye after controversial arrest


So anything that will happen to him should happen to us.

The leader of the IDPs, Philemon Emmanuel, said he would not allow the policemen to arrest Melaye, whom he described as a philanthropist.

Armed security personnel comprising policemen and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) had laid siege to the place on Monday afternoon.

Fearing re-arrest, however, he stayed inside the court as statutorily a suspect who has been granted bail by a court and met the conditions can not be arrested within the court premises by security personnel. As soon they arrived, the senator's aides immediately locked the gate leading to the house to prevent security agents from gaining access.

Spokesman of the Service, Mr Sunday James, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Melaye was arrested by Immigration officials "based on instruction".

The police had on May 3, warned the Senator to appear in court ahead of his arraignment on May 10, 2018. According to him, his brother and a friend had been arrested by police.

The Kogi senator was reportedly apprehended on Monday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Melaye announced this on his Twitter page. There is also a plan to set me up again.

"We are in a civil society".

"I'm a responsible Nigerian and law-abiding".

"So here we are, a standoff at a public place at our worldwide airport".