Saraki fumes at IGP as police continue invasion of Melaye's residence

Posted by News Express | 30 December 2018 | 1,881 times

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Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki has lashed out at the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, accusing him of playing partisan politics with his position. 

Saraki’s accusations come on the heels of the continued police invasion of a residence belonging to Senator Melaye, the lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District.

Melaye had in a series of tweets on Friday raised an alarm that his residence was under siege.

The police on arrival barred individuals from going near the building, claiming that the Senator barricaded himself in an area of his residence in a bid to prevent his arrest.

Reacting to the ongoing siege on Melaye’s house, Saraki said the process is another instance of police being used to suppress the rights of the citizenry.

He said the siege is another ploy at silencing people with opposing views to the current administration.

“The general belief now is that the Police action against Senator @dino_melaye is aimed at keeping him out of circulation so that he would not participate in the general elections in February 2019,” Saraki said.

Saraki, in a series of tweets via his handle, aired his views about the police operation at Melaye’s residence, arguing that the police action does not follow due course.

Operatives of the Nigerian Police for the second day have continued to keep watch at the home of the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, in Abuja.

The police on Friday vowed to remain at the premises until they arrest the Senator, who they believe had locked himself in a part of the house with the intention of evading arrest.

Excerpted from a Channels TV report


Source: News Express

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