Senator Dino Melaye has accused the Kogi State Police Command of acting in concert with Governor Yahaya Bello to assassinate him.
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Melaye alleged this in separate petitions to the United Nations (UN) Resident Representative, members of the diplomatic corps including the Ambassadors of the United States, Germany, Canada and the High Commissioner of the United Kingdom and the Amnesty International, Transparency International and the Human Rights Wach.
The petition reads in part: “As things stand, I live each day in constant and reasonable fear for my life, looking over my shoulders and being harassed by the named politicians. The Police are a willing tool in the hands of these politicians.
“I am a law abiding citizen who voluntarily submitted myself before the FCT High Court to answer to charges which I know are unsustainable.
“However, the situation I am in right now gives me reason to believe that the law enforcement agencies, particularly the police, are in cohorts with my political enemies and can even go to the extent of terminating my life extra-judicially.
“I therefore seek your intervention in the circumstances to ensure that my fundamental human rights which both Nigeria and your countries are party to are guaranteed and my life protected.”