We’ve not received any report on Melaye’s kidnap – Police

Dino Melaye

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 reported kidnap of Senator Dino Melaye.

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce and former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, tweeted about the purported kidnap on Thursday.

Melaye’s lawyers also told a Senior Magistrate’s Court in Lokoja, Kogi State where Melaye is facing charges of illegal possession of firearms and arms dealing, that is whereabouts was unknown.

Police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, a statement in Abuja, however, said they have not received any report about the kidnap but had commenced an investigation.

“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,” the statement reads.