Senator Dino Melaye who was allegedly kidnapped yesterday has managed to escaped from the gunmen according to family source, who spoke with one of Punch correspondents at about 8.30pm on Thursday, he confirmed that the senator was free.
Another family source said, “He (Melaye) is getting better, as he managed to escape from his abductors.”
But when contacted on Thursday night, Melaye’s lawyer, Ozekhome, told one of our correspondents that he had only been in contact with the senator’s brother while he also expressed hope of positivity.
“I am in touch with his brother. I believe all will be well,” the senior lawyer said.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force says it has not received any complaint or report in any of its divisions or stations throughout the Federal Capital Territory or any other state command about the kidnap of Melaye.
The police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, a statement in Abuja, however, said they had commenced an investigation into the attack on the senator.
“The attention of the Police were drawn to the report of the purported kidnap of Senator Dino Melaye in some sections of the media. However, the Force has commenced an investigation into the purported kidnap of Senator Dino Melaye.
“We wish to implore any of his family members, relatives or friends who witnessed the kidnap or have information about the purported kidnap of the Senator to report the incident at the nearest police station to assist the police in the investigation.”