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20 Apr 2017

Top Kogi State Politician Arrested Over Assassination Attempt on Dino Melaye's Life

A popular politician in Kogi state has been arrested by men of the Nigerian police for allegedly having a hand in the assassination attempt on Senator Dino Melaye's life.


Senator Dino Melaye

The Kogi Police Special Squad has arrested a Kogi state politician fingered in the assassination attempt made on the life of Senator Dino Melaye.

The politician arrested was identiifid as the administrator of Ijumu Local governmental area of Kogi State, Hon. Taofiq Isa. According to report, Isa was arrested at about 1.30pm in Lokoja, the state capital.

He was apprehended during his visit to the Commissioner for Education in the state, Sunday Tolorunleke. Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Wilson Inalegwu confirmed the arrest of the suspect.

Inalegwu told reporters in the state that the command was putting in all efforts to arrest all others suspected to be behind the failed assassination attempt.

He noted that the command would arrest and investigate anyone suspected to be linked with the case.

Dino had earlier accused the Governor of the State, Yahaya Bello of being silent over the assassination attempt on his life. He had on Saturday, April 15th escaped death after gunmen invaded his house in the early hours of Saturday at Ayetoro-Gbede in Kogi State.

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