Controversial Nigerian Senator, Dino Malaye has been arrested at the at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport on my way to Morocco for an official engagement.
He broke the news of his arrest on social media earlier. It was not immediately clear which agency carried out the arrest, but Mr Melaye was declared wanted for his alleged involvement in a murder case and provision of support for criminal elements in his home state of Kogi.
Senator Melaye wrote:-
”I have just been arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport on my way to Morocco for an official engagement sponsored by the Federal Govt after checking in”.
Melaye was declared wanted by the Kogi state Police Command for allegedly sponsoring a criminal group that terrorizes Kogi state..
Dino Melaye has shared a photo of himself being detained at the airport after alerting the public earlier that he was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport on his way to Morocco.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Immigration Service has just confirmed the arrest of Sen. Dino Melaye at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Monday morning.
Spokesman of the Service, Mr Sunday James, told the News Agency of Nigeria that Melaye was arrested by Immigration officials “based on instruction”.
The confirmation came hours after the senator, who represents Kogi West, announced the arrest on his Twitter handle at 7:32am.
“I have just been arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on my way to Morocco for an official engagement sponsored by the Federal Government after checking in,” he tweeted.
The police recently declared Melaye wanted after he was accused of supplying arms to some murder suspects, who allegedly implicated him.
The senator denies the allegations, which he describes as politically motivated.