Gov. Bello Blames Sen. Dino Melaye For Brutal Murder Of Kogi Student

Gov. Bello Blames Sen. Dino Melaye For Brutal Murder Of Kogi Student

***Dino Melaye claims murdered man was an assassin

The Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has blamed Senator Dino Melaye for the murder of a student of Kogi State Polytechnic during a rally held by the latter in Kogi earlier today.

In a terse statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Petra Akinti Onyegbule, the governor condemned what it described the ‘unruly conduct’ conduct of Sen. Melaye in a bid to foil his recall from the National Assembly.

Gov. Yahaya claimed that Mr. Melaye orchestrated the political crisis in the state and wondered why the authorities haven’t reigned him in despite writing a petition in January about the Senator’s plan to cause mayhem in the confluence state.

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Meanwhile, the Senator Representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Sen. Dino Melaye has accused Policemen attached to the Kogi State Government House of an assassination attempt on his life.

In a series of tweet, the Senator alleged that the student that was killed is an assailant sent by the Kogi state governor.

Senator Dino Melaye from his twitter handle (@dino_melaye) Twitter alleged that the “Attackers are Govt house police with some criminals accompanied by lokoja caretaker chairman & one Abduullahi Dollar who is SA political”

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Just escaped another assassination in lokoja. Cant say if anyone died but 2 people with gun wound are presently receiving treatment at DSS..

— Senator Dino Melaye(@dino_melaye) June 12, 2017

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There was serious exchange of gun shots between d DSS,policemen and Govtassassins.DSSI thank u for saving my life after God.

— Senator Dino Melaye(@dino_melaye) June 12, 2017

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We have video and pictures of comdromodarathe SA Security to Kogigov who came to our peaceful rally before ordering attack

— Senator Dino Melaye(@dino_melaye) June 12, 2017

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He has been notorious and a known terrorist. He is one of the bad boys living with hon member representing AjaoukutaLG. Police and DSS …

— Senator Dino Melaye(@dino_melaye) June 12, 2017

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There must be audit of Arms and Armunationin the Kogistate Command of the Nigerian police,especiallyin the government house armoury.

— Senator Dino Melaye(@dino_melaye) June 12, 2017

Read the press statement on the incident by the government below:


The Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello sadly condemns the unruly conduct, political violence and needless crisis orchestrated by Senator Dino Melaye in a bid to foil his recall from the National Assembly which led to the brutal murder of Saka Seidu, a student of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja.

The Governor sincerely regrets the unfortunate incident and calls on the people, youth and students of Kogi to remain calm, law-abiding and refrain from taking laws into their hands in the face of imminent threat to their life and security, whilst assuring them of continued safety and maintenance of security in the State.

He urges the embattled Senator to desist from further plunging the State into needless political crisis capable of threatening the peace and security of the people in the State.

He is appalled that despite his commitment towards ensuring safety and security for the indigenes and inhabitants of the State and endeavour to rid the State of insecurity and political thuggery, the embattled Senator remains hell-bent on causing mayhem in the State in a bid to save his drowning political career. He hereby reiterates his firm commitment to ensuring continuous security and safety of lives and properties in the State as he vows not to relent in his administration’s lofty strides in securing the life of every inhabitant in the State.

The Governor calls on young people to desist from being readily available as cheap tools to malicious politicians’ devilish use and manipulation. He reiterated that their lives are precious and should not be sacrificed on the altar of any selfish politician’s political expediency.

He recalled that the State Government had petitioned the Presidency and the Inspector General of Police in January of 2017 on the likelihood of such an outbreak of violence but wonders why no action was taken. He called on the authorities to expedite action on the petition to ensure there is no repeat of today’s unfortunate incident.

He thus urged the Senator with a notorious antecedent for political violence from further plunging the State of Kogi into needless political violence and security crisis whilst advising him to honour his constituents’ rights to exercise their constitutional obligations.

Petra Akinti Onyegbule,
Chief Press Secretary to the Kogi State Governor.

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