Police Vs Dino Melaye: I’m also a target, I’ll fall into similar situation – Senator Shehu Sani

Nigerian Senate on Wednesday ended its plenary early to enable lawmakers ascertain the whereabouts of a colleague, Dino Melaye. Shehu Sani
Mr Melaye was yesterday arrested and re-arrested by the police in a confrontation that led to the hospitalisation of the senator.
While deliberating on the incident on Wednesday, Oluremi Tinubu moved a motion that the Senate adjourn plenary to immediately go in search of the senator.
Mrs Tinubu’s suggestion follows several accounts of earlier speakers that they were turned back while attempting to visit Mr Melaye at the hospital on Wednesday.
The Senate thereafter adjourned plenary after a voice vote.
Read more https://bit.ly/2Jtap2v

Also See: Shehu Sani calls for permanent military presence in parts of Kaduna

Nigerian Senate on Wednesday ended its plenary early to enable lawmakers ascertain the whereabouts of a colleague, Dino Melaye.
Mr Melaye was yesterday arrested and re-arrested by the police in a confrontation that led to the hospitalisation of the senator.
While deliberating on the incident on Wednesday, Oluremi Tinubu moved a motion that the Senate adjourn plenary to immediately go in search of the senator.
Mrs Tinubu’s suggestion follows several accounts of earlier speakers that they were turned back while attempting to visit Mr Melaye at the hospital on Wednesday.
The Senate thereafter adjourned plenary after a voice vote.
Read more https://bit.ly/2Jtap2v

Speaking at plenary on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Sani described the incident as shameful and “an attempt to silence perceived political opponents.”

The Kaduna state lawmaker allayed fears that he could be a target of an attack.

“I am deeply concerned about the systematic pattern of violation of fundamental human rights in this country. We have seen an increasing age towards a totalitarian state. Peaceful protesters are crushed with force, court orders are violated and also a clear breach of our democratic values,” Sani began. “My main concern is this, whatever we do today because we are in power, we may be at the receiving end tomorrow. We should understand that power is temporary. It is an opportunity for you to serve. 

Shehu Sani

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.