Melaye Escapes Another Attack


Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja.

Senator Dino Melaye on Saturday escaped yet another attack in Kabba during Kabba Day Celebration when some thugs attacked him with stone, pure water and other dangerous objects.

However, the Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello who was already in Kabba for the programme failed to appear at the venue because of the security report.

The advanced party of the governor were already at the venue before the attack.

Dino, who is representing Kogi West senatorial district of Kogi State was in Kabba to honour Kabba Day celebration when the attack took place.

It all started when the Master of the Ceremony called on the Senator to present his speech and donation before the arrival of the governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to the venue which was at the township stadium.

After his speech, the Senator then donated N3million naira cash at the venue, as he was stepping out of the podium walking to his bullet proof Mecedez Jeep, some thugs attacked him by throwing stone, pure water and other dangerous weapons including charms on him, but due to the effectiveness of his security men, Dino was able to escape while some of the thugs were arrested and zoomed away in Prison vehicle with registration number PS 300A 0/1.

The security men had to use tear gas to bring the situation under control.

Mean while, all the security apparatus of the the state governor led by his ADC and the Chief Details were on the venue ahead of the governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello who was expected to grace the occasion.

THISDAY finding gathered that when security report got to the governor who was already in Kabba at Golden Grand Royal hotel, he decided to go back to Lokoja to avoid any trouble.