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Nigeria: N255m cars protest: Police arrest Dino Melaye again

Dino Melaye

ABUJA -IN less than two weeks after he was arrested for leading a protest against Minister of Aviation,Princess Stella Odua,over the controversial purchase of two bullet-proof cars estimated at N255 million,anti-corruption crusader,Mr Dino Melaye, has been picked up again by the Police in Abuja.

Dino,an Executive Secretary of Anti-Corruption Network,was reportedly picked up by stern-looking security operatives,yesterday,in his office,in Abuja.

The Police Special Team that arrested the former member of the House of Representatives,Vanguard gathered,was led by one Patrick Ejoh, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP,from the Federal Capital Territory Police Command.

Although, the police team was said to have served Mr Melaye with a Warrant of Arrest, he was however not informed of his alleged offence.

It was gathered at the time of filing this report that Melaye’s house was been searched by the police in an attempt to get some vital documents..

The Police Officers were said to have arrived Melaye’s office at about 5:20 pm with a Warrant of Arrest for alleged “criminal intimidation and threat to life.”

A copy of the arrest warrant sent to Vanguard through e-mail, shows that he may be arraigned today at a Magistrate Court, in Abuja.

“Two Police officers are presently with me and they have come to arrest me. I did not know my offence, the two police officers just told me that they have a warrant of arrest on me with a charge of criminal intimidation and threat to life.

“But they did not tell me who I intimidated and threatened. There are two ASPs here, one of them is Patrick Ejoh. They said they were taking me to FCT state command,”he told journalists on phone before being whisked away by the police.

Recall that he was recently arrested on a protest ground near Eagle Square after leading a protest against Ms Odua.

Before his recent arrest,a bloody clash was prevented as members of the ACN led by Melaye and a group of youths allegedly sponsored by the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah staged demonstrations over the N255 million car scam which was used to purchase Bullet-Proof Armoured Vehicles for the Minister.

During the confrontation, Melaye and his men were held hostage for about 50 minutes by a team of 200 riot policemen led by one ASP Sunday Odukoya who wanted to arrest the anti-Oduah protesters on claims of obstruction of traffic and disturbance of public peace

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