Melaye can’t run away – Olujinmi


As the police continue to lay siege to the home of Senator Dino Melaye, the leader of the opposition in the Senate, Senator Biodun Olujinmi, has said that the police ought to have followed due legislative process towards arresting Melaye.
According to her, Melaye cannot run away because his passport has been seized.
According to ‘The Punch’, Olujinmi said the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, deliberately frustrated all efforts by the Senate to gain access to Melaye.
She said, “We don’t want to be lawless that is why we are taking steps to see how we could handle the matter legally.
“The senator cannot run away, his passport has been seized by the police. Whatever it was that they want to arrest him for happened since July 2018.
“If he didn’t run away between July and now, he can’t run away. I felt very disgusted when I got to his house this morning and I discovered that there were over 12 police vans and more than 22 policemen there, seeking the arrest of one man.
“I wonder why they should do that when they can easily ask me as the Senate Minority Leader to produce him on a particular day and at a particular place. It is only if I failed to do so that they can issue a warrant for his arrest.”
Meanwhile, 50 more police officers are said to have been deployed to the lawmaker’s house.

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