Senator Dino Melaye, yesterday, alleged that the Nigerian Police made two attempts to kill him, while he was being prosecuted for alleged arms peddling and sponsorship of banditry in Kogi State.
Melaye, who was appearing in plenary for the first time since April when he was arrested by the Police and taken to court for prosecution for allegedly sponsoring criminals in his home state, made the allegation while expressing his appreciation to his colleagues, constituents and other Nigerians for standing with him during his travails.
According to him, the Police wanted to kill him first through a harmful substance, and second, through injection but noted that God protected him in the alleged attempts.
He also requested the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, to direct the Sergeant-At-Arms, to provide him with a comfortable seat at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wing in the Chamber, pending when he would fully recover.
The lawmaker said that his request was informed by the circumstance of his present condition of health, pointing out that he was not comfortable to sit at the All Progressives Congress (APC) wing of the Chamber.
He, however, did not categorically say that he was defecting to the opposition party.
Though some APC members fought to stop the traumatized senator from having his request granted, the President of the Senate, noted that since the demand was anchored on the health of their colleague, he had no option than to allow him to sit where he believed would facilitate his quick recovery. (New Telegraph)