Sources at the headquarters of the Nigeria Police confided in Mr. Thomas Anyaele, of DailyNews that the vocal lawmaker is being hunted for punishment over his last-standing grouse with the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello.
This top police officer who does not want his name mentioned said the plot to “eliminate” Melaye was hatched at a meeting in the Maitama residence of Senator Smart Adeyemi – Melaye’s political archrival.
According to the source, those present at the meeting included Adeyemi himself, a representative from the office of the Vice President, ADC to Governor Bello, chief security officer to the IGP, Chief of Staff to the Kogi governor Edwarf Onoja, and Security Adviser to the governor, one Rtd Commander Omodara.
He said the main objective of the meeting was to fashion out a plan on how to take Senator Melaye out of circulation through elimination or detention on trumped up charges in order rule him out of the electioneering campaigns and the 2019 elections.
“You know the PDP presidential campaign rally will take place in Lokoja on January 6, 2018. The governor doesn’t want to see him attend the rally. So, if he is arrested on the ground that he attmepted to kill one of our officers, a judge has been prepared to remand him in prison till after the new year and even the elections.
“Honestly, this is politics but it is not something some of us, who are not happy with the IG’s approach, will come out to say. Let those people I mentioned at the meeting openly come out to deny the plot against Dino Melaye,” he added.
SARS operatives are currently laying siege on Melaye’s Maitama residence in Abuja since mid-day Friday on a mission to arrest him over allegation murder attempt on a police officer in Kogi state in July this year.