The senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has finally spoken from his hideout on the reasons why he will not surrender himself to the Nigeria Police Force.
Mr Melaye, who had earlier alleged that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, will inject him to death if he is arrested, compared his challenges to that of Prophet Elijah in the Bible, in a tweet on Tuesday evening. He also maintained that he will continue to remain in his hideout.
Mr Melaye said the Bible records Prophet Elijah to be one of the strongest prophets that lived, but he went to Mount Carmel to hide when King Ahab sought him to kill him because of the way he boldly declared the truth.
The police laid siege to the senator’s Abuja residence on Friday, marking at least the fourth attempt to arrest him in 2018 over allegations that the lawmaker was involved in multiple armed robbery and murder plots.
The police while speaking on the reason for laying siege to Melaye’s residence, said the senator, alongside his ‘armed thugs’, shot one Danjuma Saliu, a sergeant, in July 2018.
Rather than debunk or admit the allegations made by the police, Mr Melaye simply said in his Tuesday tweet that he is being wise and not scared by hiding. Melaye is already facing two different trials by the police for alleged attempted suicide and allegedly arming criminals.