Early on Thursday, it was reported that Senator Melaye was kidnapped on along Gwagwalada by unknown gunmen, on his way to Lokoja to attend a court session. However, the Nigerian Police have denied any knowledge of the kidnap, adding that it wasn’t reported in any Police station across the country.
In a statement released on Thursday night by the Police Public Relations Officer, DCP Jimoh Moshood, the police requested the family members of Melaye or his staff who claimed to have witnessed the alleged abduction, to report the matter.
“The Nigeria Police Force have not received any complaint or report in any of its Police Stations or Divisions throughout the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) or any other State of the Federation of the kidnap of Senator Dino Melaye from any of his family member, friend, associate or staff to indicate that the Senator has been kidnapped”, Moshood said.
He said the Police got “the report of the purported kidnap of Senator Dino Melaye in some sections of the media”.
He added that “however, the Force has commenced investigation into the purported kidnap of Senator Dino Melaye, and wish to implore any of his family members, relatives or friends who witnessed the kidnap or have information about the purported kidnap of the Senator to report the incident at the nearest police Station to assist the Police in the investigation”.