The embattled Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, senator representing Kogi West, Mr. Dino Melaye, has finally spoken from his hideout on the reasons why he will not surrender to the Police.
Mr. Melaye, who had earlier alleged that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, would inject him with substance that would kill him if he was arrested, compared his challenges to that of Prophet Elijah in the Bible, in a tweet on Tuesday evening.
He also maintained that he will continue to remain in his hideout. It was earlier reported that the Police laid siege to the senator’s Abuja residence on Friday, ending on an aggravating note a turbulent year which began with allegations that the lawmaker was involved in multiple robberies and murder plots.
The siege marks, at least, the fourth attempt to arrest Mr. Melaye by the Police in 2018. Melaye, in his Tuesday tweet, said he was being wise and not scared by hiding.
Mr. Melaye said the Bible records Prophet Elijah to be one of the strongest prophets that lived, but he went to Mount Carmel to hide when King Ahab wanted him dead because of the way he declared the truth.
Melaye is seeking re-election in Kogi on the platform of PDP. He is already facing two different trials by the Police for alleged attempted suicide and allegedly arming criminals.
He was granted bail by the court in both instances. It will be recalled that the Police had already disconnected electricity and water to the premises on 11 Sangha Street, off Mississippi, Maitama, Abuja.
Melaye, who has had running battles with the Police, it was gathered, had promised to report to the Police this week.