The Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has insisted he will only appear before the police in Abuja, as he believes his safety cannot be guaranteed in Kogi state.
Melaye’s position was contained in a letter written by his lawyer on Saturday, in response to a summon by the police, to appear before the Command in Kogi state.
The lawmaker also referred to a letter which the lawyer had written to the Inspector General of Police on March 21, in which he outlined several steps taken by the Police Command in Kogi state, which according to him appeared to indicate that Melaye’s life would be in danger.
“For the records, I did not flee Nigeria and have no reason to flee my country, leaving behind my family as the online paper wants Nigerians to believe. My attention was drawn to their lies this night, hence this public statement.
“It has become expedient for me to issue this statement to the public and to let you know that I have taken the matter up with the international community in order to report this undue intimidation and harassment.
“Let me reiterate here for the umpteenth time that no amount of intimidation, blackmail, arrests or threats will stop me from championing the cause of the masses,” part of his statement read.
His comments came shortly after the Police gave a final warning to the senator, noting that the command would obtain an arrest warrant and declare him wanted if he failed to show up on March 28.