Controversial Nigerian senator, Dino Melaye who recently decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the All Progressives Congress (APC)has reportedly been kidnapped.
Nigerians have however expressed mixed feelings following the alleged abduction of Senator Dino Melaye by unknown gunmen.
Senator Dino Melaye
Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West in the Senate has been abducted by unknown gunmen.
This was made public by his colleague in the senate, Senator Ben Bruce (Bayelsa East) on his Twitter page.
Sharing the news, Bruce wrote: “I have just been informed by Moses Melaye, @dino_melaye’s brother, that Dino has been abducted by unknown persons in a Toyota Sienna that blocked their car and overpowered them on their way to Kogi to answer to Dino’s court case. Lets be on the watch out. Will keep you updated.”
Prior to his abduction, Melaye was arraigned yesterday before an FCT High Court in Apo, Abuja on a six-count charge bordering on attempted suicide. He was also charged with the offences of attempt to escape from lawful custody and damage of police property.
Nigerians have taken to social media to react.
Recall that the news of Dino’s alleged abduction was made public by Senator Ben Bruce who shared a tweet saying, ’I have just been informed by Moses Melaye, Dino Melaye’s brother, that Dino has been abducted by unknown persons in a Toyota Sienna that blocked their car and overpowered them on their way to Kogi to answer to Dino’s court case. Lets be on the watch out. Will keep you updated.”
See how Nigerians reacted below:
@john_danfulani wrote: “That @dino_melaye has been adopted by armed men.Nigeria has become too insecure for dissidents & political opponents.Shame on Buhari & his men.”
@abbasiddiq wrote: “Dino Melaye gets abducted on his way to a Court case and buhari is getting blamed? Like ffs what does buhari have to gain by abducting him?”
@mizcarzolar1 wrote: “Who will rescue Dino Melaye?
“This man has been shouting that his life is in danger. The police ignored him,withdrew his security & APC herdsmen mocked him saying he faked his neckbrace. Did he also fake his own kidnap?!”