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Saturday, 15 April 2017

Gunmen Invade Dino Melaye's House, Leaves House, Cars With Bullet Holes

Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West, says he escaped death by the whiskers when gunmen invaded his house in the early hours of Saturday at Ayetoro-Gbede in Kogi State.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reported that the gunmen numbering about 10 arrived the house at about midnight through the bush and opened fire directions on the house.

The house was riddled with bullets while two of the vehicles parked in the estate were damaged by the hoodlums, the agency reported.

Mr. Melaye was in his country home at Ayetoro-Gbede in Ijumu Local Government Area for the Easter holiday at the time of the attack, NAN said.


The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, William Aya, told NAN that the police received a distress call from the senator at about 1 a.m. and immediately responded.

He said the hoodlums escaped before the police arrived, thereby making arrest impossible.

Mr. Aya said the Commissioner of Police, Wilson Inalegwu, had set up an investigation committee headed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations to unravel those behind the attack.

On his part, Mr. Melaye said the hoodlums arrived at about midnight and started shooting sporadically at the main building in the compound. from different

He said the shooting lasted for almost one hour, adding that apart from the building riddled with bullets, two of his vehicles were damaged.

The senator said the attack was most likely due to his incessant verbal attacks on the State Government.

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