Breaking: Melaye Attacked By Gunmen, Whereabouts Yet Unknown

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West was attacked by unknown gunmen early this morning.

One of his aides told journalists, adding that the senator was on his way to Lokoja, Kogi State to appear before the court when the gunmen waylaid him.

The aide said that the whereabouts of the lawmaker is yet unknown and that effort to reach him on his telephone had proved abortive.

Melaye was among the All Progressives Congress members that defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP at the floor of the Senate on Tuesday.

The senator was arraigned before Abuja High Court on Wednesday for attempted suicide and was granted bail in the sum of N5 million.

Melaye escaped from police custody while being taken to Lokoja from Abuja on April 24 over gunrunning charges.

He was alleged to have jumped from the police van and injured himself in April. He was admitted in hospital for weeks.

However, today’s story is different as the lawmaker was attacked by hoodlums while travelling to Kogi to appear before the court.

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