Taking to Twitter to react to the report, Senator Dino Melaye tweeted;
Senator Dino Melaye is representing Kogi West! How can he now fund thugs from Kogi East??This lies looks so cheap! Why will force PPRO go all the way to lokoja to parade suspects? This strategy is weak and dead on arrival ~~~ The venom of a viper does nothing to the back of a tortoise
Fabricated lies by Kogi State Govt and the police will fail. It’s utterly laughable and preposterous. It’s a sign of desperation. No amount of lies and blackmail will detract my attention from speaking the truth and defending it.
Senator Dino Melaye also claimed he is the main target of the move by the Nigerian Police, to withdraw policemen attached to Nigerian VIPs. He tweeted;
Withdrawal of police from VIP I am the target. IG want to expose me so I can be killed. Having survived Assassination attempt twice I deserve police protection in a country where I’m a tax payer.
We further checked Senator Dino Melaye’s Twitter handle, and we discovered that he tweeted about the public parade of the alleged political thugs linked to him, before it happened. His tweets on the political thugs, which were copied posts from one Sule Thomas read;
Kogi Gov, Police Set To Implicate Melaye Over Gun Running BY SULE THOMAS, Lokoja
1)Save for last-minute change of mind, the governor of Kogi State Yahaya Bello and the state’s Police Command have perfected plans to have Senator Dino Melaye arrested over trump-up charges.
2)One of the plans is organise a press briefing by the state Police Commissioner any moment from now this Monday afternoon in Lokoja where a notorious criminal by the name Osama will be paraded. According to a Kogi State Government source, Osama will thereafter name Melaye
3)in front of the cameras as a gun supplier. “Given the faulty premise of recalling Senator Dino Melaye, they have realised that the exercise may fail and all attempts to have him arrested is not yielding fruits, hence they want to frame him up on gun running so that he will
4)he will lose public sympathy which he enjoys now,”the source said. On why Melaye is being framed up, the state government official said Governor Bello was “seriously” infuriated by the lawmaker’s recent comment on the floor of the Senate regarding the importation of military
5) camouflage, boots and others by the governor. “For daring to expose the governor on the importation of these dangerous items like military wares, they said he must face the music this time at all costs because the governor is seriously angry.