The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS ) has confirmed the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district at the Senate, saying that they arrested the Senator ” based on instruction”.
Senator Melaye had tweeted that “I have just been arrested at the International Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on my way to Morocco for an official engagement sponsored by the Federal Government after checking in”
Senator Melaye it will be recalled had earlier been declared wanted by the Nigeria Police Force over alleged implication in supply of arms to some murder suspects.
The suspects had allegedly implicated him as supplier of arms used for murder case.
But Senator Melaye denied involvement either in the alleged armed supply deal or had any intention to organize people to murder anyone.
Spokesman for the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Sunday James, while confirming Melaye’s arrest, said he was arrested ” based on instruction”
The senator was however released after a stand-off that lasted for about two hours.